Terrorism

August 21, 2017

Following the violent rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, this activity has students read, consider and discuss quotes about the presence of white supremacist symbols across our country, what the symbols represent, and what we should do about them.   

March 22, 2016

These guidelines, which we developed following last year's Paris attacks, may be helpful in the wake of the recent violence in Brussels.   

November 16, 2015

This activity uses tweets to help cultivate caring and compassion in the wake of terrorist attacks on Paris and elsewhere.  Please also see these general guidelines for discussing these upsetting events.   

November 16, 2015

These guidelines may help you in conducting discussions with students who  may be upset about the Paris attacks.   

July 22, 2015

On June 17, 2015, a white man shot and killed nine black churchgoers at a Charleston, South Carolina Bible study class. On June 26, President Obama delivered the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, one of those murdered. His eulogy connected the killings to pressing issues related to racial injustice in...

June 20, 2015

Circles are a powerful way for people to come together, share their thoughts and feelings, be heard, mourn and heal together. Below are suggestions for a circle to help students share their thoughts and feelings following the massacre of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, on...

May 17, 2015

Through a quiz and brief discussion, students consider Tsarnaev's death sentence and growing opposition to capital punishment.   

January 23, 2015

Students consider responses to the attack on Charlie Hebdo from multiple points of view by examining tweets containing different expressions of solidarity, and create their own tweets.  

September 14, 2014

Students work in small groups and as a class to decide on what policies they would recommend to the President to deal with threats posed by ISIS. 

November 7, 2011

A document-based question exercise has students examine differing views on what motivates terrorism by Islamic fundamentalists.