Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.14d - Impact of Terrorism

The student will apply social science skills to understand the global changes during the early twenty-first century by

d) analyzing the increasing impact of terrorism.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Both developed and developing nations of the world have faced challenges brought about by increased terrorism.

Terrorism is the use of illegal violence to achieve political ends.


ESSENTIALS

Examples of international terrorism

 Munich Olympics

 Terrorist attacks in the United States (e.g., 9/11/2001) motivated by extremism (Osama bin Laden)

 Car bombings

 Suicide bombers

 Airline hijackers


Governmental responses to terrorist activities

 Surveillance

 Review of privacy rights

 Security at ports and airports

 Identification badges and photos

 Interrogations and detentions of suspected terrorists


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Developed countries

Developing countries

Undeveloped countries

European Union (EU)

NAFTA

WTO

UN

IMF

OPEC

Genetic engineering

Bioethics

Munich Olympics

Terrorism

Counter-Terrorism

Patriot Act

People:

Osama bin Laden

President George W Bush

Al-Qaeda

President Barack Obama

Updated: Jun 01, 2018