“Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace, a volume in the Inquire & Investigate series, objectively introduces students to the complex and global phenomenon of terrorism. The book examines the history of terrorism and discusses how it currently affects the world, using global and domestic examples . . . This is a good overview of an incredibly intricate and evolving topic, useful for middle-grade and high school history classrooms.”
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Literature
Rating: Recommended -- Superior in style, liveliness, integrity and format.
“Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001? The answer to the question is complicated and crucial to understanding the global community we live in today. Terrorism explores the history, causes, psychology, the groups, and potential solutions for the problem of terrorism in an objective way. It encourages students to think critically about current and future efforts to prevent terrorist attacks. Open-minded, investigative projects encourage readers to brainstorm problem-solving strategies to prevent terrorism and to help communities recover after an event. Terrorism features stories of resilience and kindness alongside realistic, respectful stories of tragedy, allowing students to perceive the harsh reality of the phenomenon without losing sight of the eternal capacity for hope. Investigations and experiments provide hands-on, problem-solving opportunities for students while links to online primary sources and other pertinent resources allow students to independently. Includes QR codes, chapter source notes, and index. Resource guides from Follett: Airport Security, Common Core, Different Viewpoints, Making a Point, Teacher’s Guide.”
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.”
Detailed Book Description
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Day the World Will Not Forget
Who Are the Terrorists?
Tactics and Targets
Terrorism in the United States
The Fight Against Terrorism
The Future of Terrorism