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The September 11, 2001 attack on the United States and the killing of thousands of innocent people mark the end of one world and the beginning of another for many. For the United States, global issues became personalized. This resource guide seeks to place terrorism in the context of world affairs, in the belief that students need to know how to analyze public issues, make reasoned decisions, and take sensible action. As U.S. citizens, students need to understand issues of peace and security, interactions of diverse cultures, and conflicts and connections in a world for which they will one day become responsible. This guide explores the critical issues concerning terrorism. Eight articles are included: (1) "Putting Terrorism in Context" (Martha Crenshaw); (2) "What Is Terrorism?" (Constitutional Rights Foundation); (3) "Discussing Terrorism and Global Events" (based on an address by Howard Mehlinger); (4) "A Brief History of Biological Terrorism"; (5) "The Key Players Speak: George W. Bush, Pervez Musharraf, Osama Bin Laden"; (6) "Terrorism: How Have Other Countries Handled It? How Should We?" (Constitutional Rights Foundation); (7) "Should Military Tribunals Be Established to Try Suspected Terrorists?"; and (8) "Attack on the United States: How Should We Respond?" The guide contains 19 annotated sources available on the Internet, 10 questions to be used as discussion starters, an activity on handling controversy, and a classroom activity on the Terrorism Prevention Act. Additional information (in boxes)is included throughout the publication. (BT)

Descriptors: Activism, Aggression, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Context, Global Approach, Global Education, International Crimes, Political Attitudes, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Terrorism, World Problems

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Autor: Levy, Tedd, Ed.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7123&id=ED466529

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