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Teaching World politics explainer: The twin-tower bombings (9/11)

World politics explainer: The twin-tower bombings (9/11)

The events of 9/11 seared the American psyche. A country whose continental states had not seen a major attack in nearly 200 years was stunned to find that its financial and military centers had been hit by a small terrorist group based thousands of miles away. More mass attacks suddenly seemed not just probable but inevitable. The catastrophe set in motion a sequence of reactions and unintended consequences that continue to reverberate today. Its most lasting and consequential effects are interlinked: a massively expensive and unending “war on terror,” heightened suspicion of government and the media in many democratic countries, a sharp uptick in Western antagonism toward Muslims

Barbara Keys, Associate Professor of U.S. and International History, University of Melbourne
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are the effects of 9/11 that you can still see today?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas, W.4 - Clear writing

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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