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Lesson H-UII-L2: Defining Terrorism

Unit II: Violence, Aggression, and Terrorism
Grade Levels: 9-12
Time: 160 Minutes (a minimum of four 40 minute lesson modules: 2 block schedule periods (80 minutes) or four standard instructional periods (40 minutes))

Using academic resources, study guides, and a student worksheet, students review multiple definitions of terrorism and identify acts of terrorism according to those definitions. They also examine how terrorist acts do or do not constitute violations of international law, and how perpetrators of such terrorist acts should be addressed within the judicial system. (Grades 9–12)