Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

Carla Mooney, Tom Casteel


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• This nonfiction title for students in grades 7-9 offers an introduction to both the history of terrorism and its current forms, integrating history, technology, engineering, sociology, economics, and science.

• Readers hear news stories about terrorism on a daily basis.

• Uses primary sources to engage readers in scholarly deconstruction of relevant material.

• 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.
• Investigating previous events in the world’s history can help students understand the causes and effects of current events.

• Uses links to online primary sources to imbue readers with a curiosity about the topic and engage in further, independent inquiry.

• Focuses on student-directed, as opposed to teacher-guided, learning.

• This text is interdisciplinary in nature and provides links to the art, culture, economics, technology, and history connected with the time periods discussed.

• Offers age-appropriate, hands-on activities that bring the text to life and reinforce learning.

• Meets the (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History for middle school grades and high school grades.

• Meets the individuals, groups, & institutions standards for the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

• Meets Common Core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction.

• Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.


Carla Mooney:
Carla Mooney has written more than 70 books for children and young adults. She is the author of several books for Nomad Press, including Comparative Religion: Investigate the World through Religious Tradition, The Brain: Journey through the Universe inside Your Head, Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation; Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA; Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head; Cities: Discover How They Work; and Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind. Tom lives in South Bend, Indiana.