Students will select passages from the reading to determine what influenced and motivated Osama bin Laden to declare war on the United States eventually leading to 9/11.
Students will evaluate how our foreign policy following the collapse of communism contribute to the attacks on 9/11.
"When the debate and controversy begins is how far does the United States go, and when does it go from a force of good into a force of imperialism."
"People complain a lot about American arrogance and power. But the great threat for the future is not American power and American strength. It would be American weakness and American withdrawal."
These two quotes have always sparked a wide range of emotion and conversation in my class. It can easily be said at times that the United States foreign policy and the way we go about our global business can make the average american take pause. In this unit we will be examining many ideas that force us to ask ourselves if these quotes apply to the United States today and more importunately are necessary in today's ever volatile world of terror and global supremacy of nations around the world.