Disasters are inherently frightening, riveting, and involving. Grabbed straight from the headlines, these disasters leave tragedy, destruction, and years of anguish: The Munich Massacre, Sara Jane Olson, The Achille Lauro, The Unabomber, Oklahoma City, 9/11, The London Underground, and more.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
What do these two events have in common?
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon. It is also the largest city in Lebanon, therefore it plays a vital role in Lebanon's economy. (This annotation contains an image)
Name two things terrorists do in order to try to get power. Cite textual evidence to support your answer.
How can the United States and other countries protect its citizens from terrorism?
Chapter 2: The Munich Massacre, 1972
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Why do the terrorists take the Israelis hostage?
Watch the news report of the Munich Massacre. Does seeing the video impact you more than just reading about it? (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 3: Sara Jane Olson: A Secret Life
Below is a photo of Patty Hearst from around the time she was kidnapped. (This annotation contains an image)
Why does Kathleen Soliah use the name Sara Jane Olson?
Do you think Patty was innocent? Had the SLA brainwashed her?
What is the punishment for being convicted of murder?
William Randolph Hearst can be seen below. (This annotation contains an image)
What can you conclude from the highlighted text?
Watch the video below about Hearst Castle. Have you ever seen anything so opulent? (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 4: Achille Lauro, 1985
Why do you think the Italians were easy on the terrorists?
What role does the United States play in the war on terrorism?
Chapter 5: Unabomber
How many years passed between the time the package bomb exploded and when the Unabomber was arrested?
Theodore John Kaczynski (This annotation contains an image)
Below is the famous sketch of the Unabomber. (This annotation contains an image)
Who leads police to the Unabomber, Theodor Kaczynski?
Do you think David Kaczynski did the right thing by turning his brother in? Why or why not?
Look at the image on this page. How would you describe the way Theodore Kaczynski looks as he is being escorted by a U.S Marshal?
Chapter 6: Oklahoma City Bombing, 1995
Where is Oklahoma City? (This annotation contains an image)
What makes the Oklahoma bombing really sad?
Timothy McVeigh can be seen on the cover of TIME magazine below. (This annotation contains an image)
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of executed. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for executed?
Chapter 7: September 11, 2001
What is a landmark?
Below is the World Trade Center as it looked before the attacks. (This annotation contains an image)
The Pentagon can be seen below. (This annotation contains an image)
Why does Al-Qaeda want to bomb the World Trade Center?
Chapter 8: London Bombing
Waterloo Station can be seen below. (This annotation contains an image)
Why is London's Underground a good terrorist target?
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of predicted. Which word is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for predicted?
Chapter 9: Madrid Subway Bombing
Where is Madrid, Spain? (This annotation contains an image)
Why do people carry bombs in sports bags?
How many people were killed on the first two trains?
How does the explosion affect the high school student?
What role does the doctor play at the scene of the accident?
Chapter 10: Oslo Killings
Here is Utoya Island as it is seen from above. Doesn't it look peaceful here? (This annotation contains an image)
Look at the image in the above annotation. Which of the following statements is true of Utoya Island?
What injuries did the campers have?
Why do you suppose Breivik surrendered to police?