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9/11: Tragedy & Triumph - SOC-978

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On September 11, 2001 the United States suffered through the worst Terrorist Attack on U.S. soil. This course will examine the history of Al Qaeda and their attacks on the United States on 9/11. These attacks forever changed the course of American history and were the result of years of planning by Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. This course will examine the origins of modern Islamic Fundamentalism and its increasing animosity toward the United States. Students will learn about the life of Osama Bin Laden and the emergence of an international terrorist organization called Al-Qaeda. The course will also examine the debate between the need for security and protection of individual freedom in a Democracy threatened by Terrorism. Students will have a travel option to see the memorials in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, PA. This course is aligned to National Standards ? U.S. History Content Standards for Grades 5 ? 12, National Council For Social Studies Standards. Teachers will align lessons to include Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies.

Course Type: Distance

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