Period 3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (5-9-2016)

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Discussion Questions on Terrorism



Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

By the end of this three week unit students will be able to clearly and concisely state in writing the impact terrorism has had on global connections and national culture with specific citations.

*Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal written with this downloadable guide -> SmartGoals Template for Educators

Today’s Objective(s):

Students approach and analyze key discussion questions about terrorism and its intentions.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide




Warm Up:

I unfortunately cannot be with you today.

Task #1:

While I am gone I want you to download the .doc file listed below, save it as a google doc, and share it to me at

ASSIGNMENT DOWNLOADABLE .DOC FILE -> Terrorism Discussion Questions – Period 3 – Your Name

If you at any point have a problem or need clarification on anything e-mail me

Ticket Out the Door:

*Due to the fact I am out there will be no ticket out the door today.


Today or tonight at some point create a Google Doc entitled “Terrorism Homework Questions – Period 3 (5-9-2016) – Your Name”. Then answer the questions below in academic style. One claim sentence followed by three sentences of support.

Answer the following two discussion questions:

  1. Discuss the political impact of the term terrorism. Why is it an effective political tool (or weapon, as Cameron Barr describes it) to accuse your opponent of being a terrorist?
  2. Being able to convincingly claim that your opponent is a terrorist grants enormous moral legitimacy to a party in a conflict. Is it important — or possible — to have a single consistent definition of terrorism? Why? How could such a definition be crafted?

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