Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? The answer to that question is ancient, complicated, and crucial to a perceptive understanding of the global community we live in today. In Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace, readers ages 12 to 15 explore the history, causes, psychology, and potential solutions to the problem of terrorism in an objective way that promotes comprehension and empowerment.

  • Investigating previous events in the world’s history can help students understand the causes and effects of current events.
  • Activities encourage the development of important skills, including comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $17.95
  • Hardcover, $22.95
  • eBook, $12.99

Grade Level 7–9

Ages 12–15

GRL Z+

Subjects

  • World History

Author
 

Illustrator
Tom Casteel 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 128 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305960
  • Hardcover, 9781619305922

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Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? The answer to that question is ancient, complicated, and crucial to a perceptive understanding of the global community we live in today. In Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace, readers ages 12 to 15 explore the history, causes, psychology, and potential solutions to the problem of terrorism in an objective way that promotes comprehension and empowerment.

  • Investigating previous events in the world’s history can help students understand the causes and effects of current events.
  • Activities encourage the development of important skills, including comparing and contrasting, looking for detailed evidence, making deductions, and applying critical analysis to a wide variety of media.

Reviews

Paul R. Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
“An objective and informative introduction that stimulates the reader to think about many of the difficult questions that surround terrorism and the efforts to combat it.”

Praise for other titles by Carla Mooney

Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World

School Library Connection
“. . . This is a unique reference resource for upper elementary through high school students that want to learn more about the subject. Recommended.”

National Science Teachers Association
Chemistry is a short but sweet book that packs a powerful punch of learning about matter on every page.”

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
Booklist
“The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. By examining complex beliefs and doctrine in an accessible and reader-friendly format, Mooney effectively teases out the commonalities among major world religions.”

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
National Science Teachers Association
“. . . The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes. This book would be good to use with students that struggle with reading and content.”

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation

Winner 2013 Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
Winner 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award

Booklist 
“Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”

Bookloons
“Carla Mooney’s approach to this topic is to bring together hands-on investigation with history, science and technology as the young detectives discover how to carefully collect evidence and perform their own crime lab analysis. . . . this book will not only engage the reader but also make the young person want to know more about the subject.”

Other books in the series:

The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz
Library Media Connection
“This engaging and insightful read into the 1920s can be used as a supplementary textbook in an American History class. Lusted’s writing captures the decade, offering all its vitality with an encompassing overview of the era. As the narration gains its footing, the text flows seamlessly . . . a valuable addition to a library looking to update its history collection.” Recommended

Bookloons
“ . . . This is an excellent resource for teachers and parents who are home schooling. Use this book to introduce the era and then expand the topic with more focused study on areas of interest. The resource section at the back of the book will be very helpful.”

Anne Shaw, Director, 21st Century Schools
“The author has provided astounding connections between the 1920s and the 21st century. Nomad Press is one of the very best resources available to teachers for creating truly spectacular learning experiences for their students.”

Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
School Library Journal
“This overview is a STEAM advocate’s delight. . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music.”


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Where Were You When?

Many people in middle school and high school don’t have memories of the 9/11 attacks because the event happened before they were born or when they were too young to form memories of it. You can learn a lot about the personal impact of terrorism by asking people where they were and what they remember about the attacks.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF


Author-Illustrator

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For More Information
carlamooney.com

Carla Mooney

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Tom Casteel

Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master’s degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. He is working on his first graphic novel.



More Details

Grade Level: 7–9
Ages: 12–15
GRL: Z+
Subjects: World History,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Paul R. Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
“An objective and informative introduction that stimulates the reader to think about many of the difficult questions that surround terrorism and the efforts to combat it.”

Praise for other titles by Carla Mooney

Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World

School Library Connection
“. . . This is a unique reference resource for upper elementary through high school students that want to learn more about the subject. Recommended.”

National Science Teachers Association
Chemistry is a short but sweet book that packs a powerful punch of learning about matter on every page.”

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
Booklist
“The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. By examining complex beliefs and doctrine in an accessible and reader-friendly format, Mooney effectively teases out the commonalities among major world religions.”

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
National Science Teachers Association
“. . . The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes. This book would be good to use with students that struggle with reading and content.”

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation

Winner 2013 Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
Winner 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award

Booklist 
“Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”

Bookloons
“Carla Mooney’s approach to this topic is to bring together hands-on investigation with history, science and technology as the young detectives discover how to carefully collect evidence and perform their own crime lab analysis. . . . this book will not only engage the reader but also make the young person want to know more about the subject.”

Other books in the series:

The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz
Library Media Connection
“This engaging and insightful read into the 1920s can be used as a supplementary textbook in an American History class. Lusted’s writing captures the decade, offering all its vitality with an encompassing overview of the era. As the narration gains its footing, the text flows seamlessly . . . a valuable addition to a library looking to update its history collection.” Recommended

Bookloons
“ . . . This is an excellent resource for teachers and parents who are home schooling. Use this book to introduce the era and then expand the topic with more focused study on areas of interest. The resource section at the back of the book will be very helpful.”

Anne Shaw, Director, 21st Century Schools
“The author has provided astounding connections between the 1920s and the 21st century. Nomad Press is one of the very best resources available to teachers for creating truly spectacular learning experiences for their students.”

Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
School Library Journal
“This overview is a STEAM advocate’s delight. . . . an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music.”


Projects

project image

Where Were You When?

Many people in middle school and high school don’t have memories of the 9/11 attacks because the event happened before they were born or when they were too young to form memories of it. You can learn a lot about the personal impact of terrorism by asking people where they were and what they remember about the attacks.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

author image
For More Information
carlamooney.com

Carla Mooney

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

author image

Tom Casteel

Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master’s degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. He is working on his first graphic novel.