Terrorism: What’s in a Word?

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

Terrorism has become a frequently used word; yet, with no formal definition, it seems that the term gets applied more frequently to some than others. In this lesson plan, students critically examine the meaning of the term terrorism. Students will also be asked to consider the political implications of labeling certain acts of violence terrorist. >

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