Where Were You When?

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.
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A Different Kind of BattleField

A Different Kind of BattleField

From World War I

In the early years of WWI, army recruiters mined soccer games and rugby matches for recruits. According to historian Adam Hochschild, soccer games “proved the single best venue for recruiters.” Arriving spectators would see recruiters wearing sandwich boards bearing the message, “Your Country Needs You.” The game would start with a patriotic speech. Players often stepped forward to enlist, and fans quickly followed their lead.

My World

My World

From Global Citizenship

Through the “My World” Survey, people can identify which of the 17 SDGs matter most to them. At www.myworld2030.org, you can take the survey and select six SDG priority areas. You can also view results by country to see what people care about across the globe.

Make Your Own Gordian Knot

Make Your Own Gordian Knot

From The Silk Road

One legend says Alexander conquered Asia by solving the puzzle of the Gordian Knot. According to a prophecy, whoever untied this endless knot would rule the continent. Alexander took the direct approach—he cut the knot open with his sword. Today, a “Gordian knot” means an unsolvable problem. No one knows exactly what the Gordian Knot looked like. But you can make a knot called a Turk’s Head appear “endless” by joining the ends after it’s...

Make a Culture Collage

Make a Culture Collage

From The Renaissance Thinkers

We use the term Renaissance to define the years in Europe from the 1300s through the 1600s. Is there one word or phrase that defines the era we live in right now? Let’s make a Culture Collage and see if we can find one.



VOYA Magazine
“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.
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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: World History



A Day the World Will Not Forget

Chapter 1
Defining Terrorism

Chapter 2
Who Are the Terrorists?

Chapter 3
Tactics and Targets

Chapter 4
Terrorism in the United States

Chapter 5
The Fight Against Terrorism

Chapter 6
The Future of Terrorism