To become familiar with the activities of terrorists and the events and aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
1 class period
Begin this activity by giving students time to underline or highlight key words, names, terms, and ideas in the reading selection on pages 93A - 93C. This starts off with general information about terrorism, such as what it is, why some people commit these violent acts, common targets, and so on.
The reading then continues while covering the following topics:
• The World Trade Center
• The Pentagon
• Increased National Security
• War on Terrorism
• Weakened U.S. Economy
• Moving Forward
Once class members have completed the reading, give each student a copy of pages 94D and 94E. These contain a crossword activity that can be done by individuals or pairs. All 42 answers on the crossword are found in the reading selection.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.