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Media Type: Book

Africa Reacts to Terrorism in US: allAfrica.com

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this provides information about terrorism in the U.S. from African perspectives. Topics and materials included in this site are news about terrorist attack in the U.S. published in African countries. This would be good resources for high school students to learn how African countries perceive the terrorist attack in the U.S. and recognize multiple perspectives of terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/28/04.

Ambassador’s Club Video Series (2002).

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Recommended because These video series represent a collaboration between United Nations Ambassadors and Secretariat members in a joint effort to educate students, Model UN participants and other interested parties about the work of the United Nations. Series I (in four segments) highlights the roles, procedures and challenges in the General Assembly. In addition to providing an educational experience for Model UN participants, this series also highlights the differences between common Model UN procedures and those of the UN in New York. Additional focus is placed on what lessons the Representatives at the UN may learn from their student counterparts at Model UN conferences.
Just completed in the Fall of 2002, Series II and III begin our focus on specific UN issues. These tapes feature experts in various areas of UN affairs discussing what the UN has done in the past, and what it is capable of doing in the future to solve some of the many problems facing the world. These two series can be used by a wide variety of groups, from classroom use, to membership organizations with an international focus, community groups interested in these topics, or Model UN participants. Based on the success of these series, future video segments will focus on other UN issues, UN Organs, and on the roles of specific Member States within the UN.
Reviewed by American Model United Nations. Be aware of the fact that the video series consist of three series: Series I (The United Nations General Assembly), Series II (The United Nations and Terrorism / The United Nations and Financing), and Series III (The United Nations and Women / The United Nations and Racism).

Media Type: Media

America Attacks: The War on Terrorism (Cornell)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because develops interdisciplinary lesson plans and teaching materials to teach September 11 for grades 6 – 12. Topics and materials included in this site are lesson plans, news snapshots, related articles, websites, and letters to the editor. I recommend you start with “National and International Response” since it provides articles about the September 11 from different perspectives. Be aware of the fact that this site is a part of New York Times Learning Network offering lesson plans and teaching materials to teach about various topics.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 7/30/03.

Annual Editions: Global Issues 09/10. (2009).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because new editions each year contain collections of 30-40 up to date articles from scholars and the world press that examine the most important global issues facing the planet.  The book has a world map, a glossary, a topic guide, and a list of related websites. This is one of many Annual Editions series. Others (see list on the Annual Editions website) are also relevant to specific issues as well as regional studies.

Citation: Jackson, Robert M. (editor). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

Media Type: Book

Brothers and Others (2002).

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Recommended because featuring interviews with such experts as Noam Chomsky and James Zogby, Brothers and Others is a one-hour documentary on the impact of 9/11 on Muslims and Arabs in America. The film follows a number of immigrants and Americans as they struggle in the heightened climate of hate, FBI and INS investigations, and economic hardships that erupted following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This film helps students discuss the topics such as racism, discrimination, religious and ethnic intolerance in the U.S.
Reviewed by Arab Film Distribution.

Media Type: Media

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO): Course Packs (Columbia)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because CIAO attempts to provide students with opposing views and provocative arguments for issues. Topics and materials included in this site are readings examining U.S. initiatives against terrorism post September 11, 2001, maps of Afghanistan, the Middle East, the Caucuses and Central Asia, and two documents: “America’s war against Terrorism” by University of Michigan and “The Roots of Terrorism” by PBS. Start by “The ‘War’ on Terrorism: A Cultural Perspective” since it examines cultural considerations in the struggle against terrorism involving Middle Eastern and Arab viewpoints.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 7/30/03.

Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism (2000).

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Recommended because this is the 2000 report of the National Commission on Terrorism, which was set up by Congress in the aftermath of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Recent commentators have called the report prescient; the commission predicted that there would be a terrorist attack on the United States on the scale of Pearl Harbor. It also noted that our multi-billion dollar counter-terrorism effort designed to thwart and warn against such an attack is plagued by procedures that have made it difficult for the CIA to employ “the services of clandestine informants” while the FBI “suffers from bureaucratic and cultural obstacles in obtaining terrorism information.” This book would be used to teach high school students the ways to prevent or respond to terrorist attack.
Reviewed by PBS Frontline.

Citation: The National Commission on Terrorism.

Media Type: Book

Foreign Policy Association

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a nonprofit organization that educates Americans about the world and global issues.  Start by learning about the Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program.  Be aware that membership with the FPA and access to materials on this site requires a fee.  Updated by Sara Adduchio 2012.

 

Foreign Policy Association (FPA) – Terrorism

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Recommended because of its effort to educate Americans about the significant international issues that influence their lives. Topics and materials included in this site are an article about terrorism, research and analysis, maps, relevant organizations, news sources, discussion forum, and a link to congress for taking action. Start by reading this front page article since it provides basic information about terrorism such as definition of terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 7/30/03.

Global Connections, Religious Militancy: PBS

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Recommended because this is the online home to a family of sites created to help teachers, students, and the general public learn more about events around the world. Topics and materials included in this site are readings, lesson plans, links, timelines, and maps about religious militancy. Start by a lesson plan titled ‘Terrorism: What’s in a word?’ since it provides three parts of lesson activities, assessment and resources to teach the consequences of defining terrorism in certain ways and learn how different individuals and groups might use the term for political advantage.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/29/04.

Good Kurds, Bad Kurds (2000).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because filmmaker and acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question: A war of national liberation or a war against terrorism? at the outset of this stirring, provocative film shot in part by legendary director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Medium Cool). It’s all in how you define “good” and “bad.” “Good Kurds” are those in Iraq: They’re Saddam Hussein’s victims, whom we want to help. “Bad Kurds” are those waging an armed insurrection against Turkey, an American ally: They’re at the receiving end of US weaponry. The film is recommended to discuss terrorism from multiple perspectives.
Reviewed by Arab Film Distribution.

Media Type: Media

Great Decisions 2002 Teacher’s Guide.

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Recommended because the 2002 Great Decisions Teacher’s Guide is intended to help instructors better prepare students for their role as citizens of a globally interdependent world. The Teacher’s Guide is a supplement to the eight critical foreign policy topics in the 2002 Great Decisions Briefing Book and is intended for teachers of students from junior high school on up.
Reviewed by Foreign Policy Association.

Citation: Lewinski, Marcel. (2002)

Media Type: Book

ICT Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides information about international terrorist organizations. Start by ‘International Terrorism’ since it presents overview information about terrorist organizations, terror attack, state-sponsored terrorism, financing terrorism, and non-conventional terrorism. Be aware of the fact that this site also provides articles about Arab-Israeli conflict, counter-terrorism, financing terrorism, international terrorism, non-conventional terrorism, state-sponsored terrorism, terrorism and criminal activity, and terrorist organizations.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/28/04.

Nuclear Terrorism– How to Prevent it (Michigan)

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Recommended because of its effort to provide general information about nuclear terrorism and information that the Nuclear Control Institute has analyzed in terms of possible risks and effects of nuclear terrorism. Topics and materials included in this site are information about nuclear terrorism based on different topics, relevant links, and relevant recent news. Start by with “Introduction” since it provides a brief history of nuclear terrorism and an overview of this website.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01.03.

PBS – frontline: looking for answers (Hawaii)

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Recommended because of its effort to provide a primetime venue for engaging documentaries that fully explore and illuminate the critical issues of our times. Topics and materials included in this site are documentaries to mainly deal with two questions “What explains the hatred behind the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history?” and “Why has radical Islam sprung from Egypt and Saudi Arabia – two of America’s key middle east allies?”Start by “Introduction” since it provides background information about this documentary program. Be aware of the fact that this site also offers relevant articles from New York Times, links and readings, interviews, video excerpt (RealPlayer required to see the clips), and discussion.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01/03.

PBS: America Responds: For Educators–Taming Terrorism (Cornell)

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Recommended because this site offers a lesson plan posing the question “Who can stop international terrorism?” This lesson plan is designed for high school students and estimates three one-hour sessions. Topics and materials included in this site are a lesson plan including lesson overview, information about related national standards, required materials, instruction procedures, and assessment. Be aware of the fact that there are some relevant web links to refer to in instruction procedures.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01/03.

Responding to Terrorism: The Challenges for Democracy

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Recommended because Responding to Terrorism: The Challenges for Democracy engages students in consideration of the issues surrounding the 9.11.01 attacks in a constructive context and promotes dialogue about future policy directions. This program includes background readings, framework of policy options, suggested Slavic and Eastern Europe-day lesson plans, on-line ballot activity, and links to related curriculum and related materials.
Reviewed by The Choice Program.

Citation: The Choice Program http://www.choices.edu/curriculum_unit.cfm?id=26 Teacher set $15.00, Student Texts (15 or more texts with Teacher’s Guide), $7 a copy

Media Type: Book

Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961 – 2001: A Chronology (Hawaii)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site offers a chronology of terrorist incidents from 1961 to 2001. Topics and materials included in this site are brief description of significant terrorist incidents around the world for the four decades organized in a chronological order. Although the author admits that this site is not intended to be a complete or comprehensive account of all terrorist incidents, it is still a neat list of historical terrorist incidents occurred from 1961 to 2001. Be aware of the fact that this site is a part of Federation of American Scientists (FAS) offering a list of useful resources on terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01/03.

South Asia Terrorism Portal

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Recommended because this attempts to counter the progressive distortions regarding, and the international community’s neglect of, the wide range of terrorist movements within South Asia, and particularly in India. Topics and materials included in this site are a comprehensive, searchable and continuously updated database on all available information relating to terrorism, low intensity warfare and ethnic/communal/sectarian strife in South Asia. Start by any country since each country section includes its assessment, backgrounders, bibliography, documents, timelines, and terrorist groups.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/28/04.

Teaching 9-11: Syllabi and Lesson Plans

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Recommended because its effort to provide various syllabi and lesson plans to teach the terrorist attack on September 11. Topics and materials included in this site are academic archives, college and university syllabi, grades 6-8 lesson plans, high school (9-12) lesson plans, K-5 lesson plans, resources for colleges and universities, resources for educators, and websites of lesson plans-general.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/07/03.

Terrorism web site: Forsnet

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Recommended because of its comprehensive information about various aspects of terrorism. Topics and materials included in this site are information about the definition of terrorism, terrorism in EU, Middle East and terrorism, USA and terrorism, international foundations, counter-terrorism, terror organizations in Turkey, terror organizations in other countries, terror organizations and propaganda, terror and youth, terror and drug trafficking, news on terrorism, terrorism in numbers, and criminal organizations. Start by ‘What is Terrorism?’ since it provides the definition of terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/28/04.

Terrorism: Questions & Answers (Cornell)

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Recommended because of its effort to provide extensive information about various aspects of terrorism. This site was developed and is maintained by Council on Foreign Relations. Topics and materials included in this site are information about Afghanistan, What is Terrorism?, Terrorist Groups, State Sponsors of Terrorism, Heavens for Terrorism, Coalition States, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Homeland Security, Causes of 9/11, Responses to 9/11, and policy after 9/11. Start by “What is Terrorism?” since it provides not only a general definition of terrorism but also description of different kinds of terrorism such as Narcoterrorism and Cyberterrorism. Be aware of the fact that each page provides answers to the common questions about relevant topics.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01/03.

Terrorist Trouble Spots Around the World (Michigan)

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Recommended because this site offers neat information about terrorism around the world. Topics and materials included in this site are brief information about terrorist trouble region and countries around the world including Columbia, East Africa, Greece, Nigeria, Philippines, and Yemen, and other related links. Be aware of the fact that each description includes links of the key organizations, countries, and people.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01/03.

The Clash of Ignorance (2001).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because Edward W. Said, writing in the Oct. 22, 2001, issue of The Nation, offers a scathing critique of the “clash of civilizations” thesis in the work of both Samuel Huntington and Bernard Lewis. “This is the problem with unedifying labels like Islam and the West: They mislead and confuse the mind, which is trying to make sense of a disorderly reality that won’t be pigeonholed or strapped down as easily as all that…. These are tense times, but it is better to think in terms of powerful and powerless communities, the secular politics of reason and ignorance, and universal principles of justice and injustice, than to wander off in search of vast abstractions that may give momentary satisfaction but little self-knowledge or informed analysis.”
Reviewed by PBS Frontline.

Citation: Said, E. W. http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20011022&s=said

Media Type: Book

The Globalization Website

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because because it provides links to a large amount of globalization resources. The site links to organizations, books, people, issues, theories, and a glossary. The site also links to other megasites, data sources, non-English sites (German, French, and Spanish). Start with General Links. and Data Sources (which are categorized by country or issue).  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Lesson Plans Page – Terrorism Lesson Plans (Wisconsin)

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Recommended because of its effort to help educators of all types. This site would be good for elementary teachers to find lesson plans about topics that they would like to teach since many of the lesson plans in this site are for elementary teachers. Topics and materials included in this site are lesson plans about terrorism and relevant resources. Be aware of the fact that you can also share your lesson plans in this site.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 7/31/03.

The Lessons of Afghanistan.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this study seeks to provide an initial assessment of the war in Afghanistan and the lessons to be drawn in terms of war fighting, intelligence, and force transformation. The Afghan conflict is anything but a conventional war-it is asymmetric warfare fought by different sides with different goals and perceptions using radically different methods and fought as a theater battle in a broader global struggle against terrorism. Asymmetric wars tend to be highly adaptive, and this war is both regional and global in scope. It is also a struggle fought in a context where it may come to interact with other conflicts such as the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian struggle and a possible U.S. effort to drive Saddam Hussein from power. So, while it is easier to draw lessons than to validate them, this study begins that process. (From CSIS)
Reviewed by Foreign Policy Association.

Citation: Codesman, Anthony H. (2002). $21.95.

Media Type: Book

The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism

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Recommended because The New Crusade examines the myths that have arisen around the war on terrorism and the ways they are used to benefit a small elite. Mahajan demonstrates how accepted accounts of the causes of the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan, the conduct of the war, and its consequences have been systematically distorted. He shows how global power is being redefined in the process and explores the new directions the war is likely to take. This book could be used to provide rich information about war on terrorism and Americas roles against the war. Recommended for high school students.
Reviewed by Monthly Review Press.

Citation: Mahajan, Rahul. (2002). $17.95.

Media Type: Book

The Stanley Foundation

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this non-profit, nonpartisan, private operating foundation focuses on promoting and building support for principled multilateralism in addressing international issues. Current foundation initiatives include: Global Leadership, Nuclear Material Security, and Preventing Genocide.  Start with Resources for educational materials. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

UN acts against terrorism (Cornell)

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Recommended because presents terrorism reports of various organizations in the UN. Topics and materials included in this site are recent news about terrorism, official reports of UN organizations, UN Charter: Chapter 7, conventions and declarations, terrorism and disarmament, and video clips of UN speakers and statements on terrorism. Start by Webcast” since it provides students an opportunity to watch who speaks what about terrorism and to learn what UN general assembly and UN Secretary General looks like. Be aware of the fact you need Real Player in order to watch the video clips.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01/03.

Up to South (1993)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because up to the South explores the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon and the powerful resistance to this occupation. It also examines several popular discursive notions such as “the land,” “culture,” and “identity” in relation to both the East and the West. Discussions on “terrorism,” “occupation,” “colonialism,” “post-colonialism,” “truth,” “myths,” and “martyrdom” provide an excellent opportunity for a parallel critique of the documentary genre as well as the West’s production of information about the region.
Reviewed by Arab Film Distribution.

Media Type: Media

War on Terror (Duke)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides over 5000 links to external articles, web sites reports and analysis on various global issues such as trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics and the environment. Topics and materials included in this site are FAQs, Sept 11 Reaction, mainstream media, new war on terror, war on freedom, geopolitics, civilization and ideology, terrorism, full article list, and more information. Start by “terrorism” since it provides information about various aspects of terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/11/03.

War on Terrorism: PollingReport.com (Columbia)

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Recommended because this site shows a result of the survey about terrorism by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Topics and materials included in this site are a result of Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. July 24-25, 2003. N=1,002 Americans 18 & older. This site would be good for students to recognize how other Americans think about terrorism. Be aware of the fact that this site also provides an earlier poll on the war on terrorism.
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/07/03.

World Press Review – Iraq in the International Press (Denver)

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Recommended because of its effort to provide a collection of articles about Iraq by the international press. This site would be good for junior high and high school students to learn existence of multiple perspectives about Iraq. Topics and materials included in this site are articles of international press briefings, inside Iraq, the international press debates war, ripples across the Middle East, Europe, and Beyond, oil, and the sensitive sides of Saddam. Be aware of the fact that World Press Review provides other useful resources such as a list of definitions of key terms on terrorism and a map “Divided Muslims.”
Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/01/03.