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9/11 explained! This is a topic that students take seriously. They truly respect and understand the need to be taught about it. And this package helps you turn that fact into an opportunity for a fully engaged, sober yet lively learning experience.
This lesson is much more than a simple memorial to innocent victims. It delves deep into 20th century history in order to demystify the international political dynamics that set the stage for al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. From the founding of modern Israel, to the Cold War, to the 500-pound gorilla in the room—oil—this package takes an unflinching look at the various possible answers to the question often asked by students in the age of terrorism, “Why do they hate us?”
This package includes 3 different versions of the 9/11 PowerPoint presentation—1 for lecture, 1 for printing handouts, and 1 “photos-only” version for a more student-centered approach to be used with higher-level classes which might have some prior knowledge of the event. The accompanying vocabulary list and pre-quiz arms students with the terms and concepts they will need to understand and discuss the topic; the crossword puzzle provides the practice necessary to promote retention and make the vocabulary functional for students; the Images Review Worksheet forces them to practice their visual literacy concerning 9/11 by identifying and applying various images from the PowerPoint to their significance in the 9/11 story; the questions for discussion demand critical thinking and encourage debate. Also includes a Teacher's Guide Sheet to help you get the most out of your 9/11 package.