Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace
Carla Mooney, Tom Casteel
• 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.