Lesson 3: Terrorism
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
What do you think of when you hear the word terrorism?
As we view the video The Origins of ISIS pay attention to the causes and effects of the rise of this terrorist organization.
The Origins of ISIS (Islamic State)
Open and read the WGS_Reading-ISIS_Unit 8 as a resource to learn more about a terrorist group that is currently spreading terrorism in the Middle East. Use the guiding questions in the article to focus your reading and consider using the highlighter or sticky note icon to annotate answers to those questions.
Open the WGS_ISIS Analyzing Political Cartoons_Unit 8 handout.
Work with your group members to interpret the political cartoon assigned to your group, using the guiding questions on the cartoon page and the information on page 1 of the handout.
Choose a spokesperson from the group to share ideas with the class focusing on at least one technique used by the artist and the overall message of the cartoon. The spokesperson can point out other details as well when he/she presents to the class.
Open the WGS_Terrorism in the 20th Century_Unit 8 on six 20th century terrorist groups. Working with your group members, read the selection assigned to your group and answer the four questions at the end of the reading.
You are only reading and answering the questions for the selection assigned to your group.
Open and complete the WGS_ACES_ResponseToTerrorism_Unit 8.
Using your notes, handouts, and class discussion complete a written paragraph following the guidelines on the handout.
Submit your completed paragraph as an assignment in the Hub.
Revisit the Learning Targets and complete the post-assessment, citing evidence in the last column.