Terrorism

Terrorism

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Man wearing white mask and black sweater in dark room in front of computer screen
Course
Course
Cyber Society
Subjects
Subjects
Humanities
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
9
10
11
12
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
15
Overview
The advent of the internet, and especially social media, have led to easy spread of extremist ideas and made recruitment into dangerous groups much easier. This unit explores how the US government combats the dangerous terrorism at home and abroad. Students will discuss the severity and consequences of counterterrorism measures used in response to acts of terror.
Cyber Connections
Digital Citizenship
Laws and Ethics
Cyber Career Awareness
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Definitions
Content

Students will analyze various media related to terrorism/cyber terrorism, develop a definition for each, then create a Venn diagram for the two types of events. 

Title
History of Terrorism
Content

Students will participate in a class discussion about whether terrorism/cyber terrorism has changed over time, classify acts as one or the other, then place the acts in chronological order. 

Title
Counterterrorism
Content

Students will take on the role of government officials responding to a dilemma through a press conference, giving them the understanding of how delicate and nuanced governmental responses can and need to be. 

Title
Societal Responses and Consequences
Content

Students will participate in a class discussion about reading materials concerning terrorism, after which they will write a brief essay in response to one of the probing questions given in the lesson. 

Title
Culminating Activity
Content

Students will research an act of terrorism from the last 25 years; then present on the events leading up to the attack, possible ways to resolve the conflict, and ways to prevent similar future attacks.