by President George W. Bush
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Sometimes, History is Sadness
- David White
This account of the tragic historical events of September 11, 2001, explains that sadness is a part of life and that time can reduce the impact of grief.Pair “Sometimes, History is Sadness” with “President Bush’s ‘Islam is Peace’ Speech” to allow students to further explore the events that contributed to the discrimination of Muslims in the United States. Despite the knowledge that the terrorists responsible for 9/11 were not representative of Islam, people continued to discriminate against Muslims – why is this?
Nazi Summer Camp
- Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, from RadioLab
In this transcription of the podcast, “Nazi Summer Camp”, Reporter Karen Duffin discusses the lesser known Aliceville POW camp in Alabama, and the treatment of POWs in the United States at that time.Pair “Nazi Summer Camp” with “President Bush’s ‘Islam is Peace’ Speech” and ask students to discuss how some citizens are treated when the security of the United States is threatened. How does the treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II compare to the treatment of Muslims following 9/11? What motivates the United States to treat their citizens as if they are enemies during times of conflict?
President Bush on the PATRIOT Act
- President George W. Bush
In “President Bush on the PATRIOT Act,” President George W. Bush introduces an act in 2001 that he believes will help prevent future terrorist attacks on the United States.Pair "President Bush on the PATRIOT Act" with "President Bush's 'Islam is Peace' Speech" to allow students to further explore the balance between safety and tolerance. Can we live in society that is both extremely tolerant of all citizens, but where security and government surveillance exists?
An Incredible Job: Being America’s President
The information text “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President” discusses the variety of responsibilities and duties required of the President.Pair “President Bush’s ‘Islam is Peace’ Speech” with “An Incredible Job: Being America’s President” and ask students to identify the purpose behind President Bush’s 2001 address. What function was he serving when he gave that speech? Why or why not is this an important role for the President to play?
- Mike Kubic
This article discusses the infamous attacks on September 11 and how the attacks have affected American society.Pair “9/11/2001” with “President Bush’s ‘Islam is Peace’ Speech” and ask students to discuss why they think President Bush decided to give this speech. Based on their reading on the article and the speech, why do they think Bush chose to talk about what makes America great?
U.S. Attacked; Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror
- N.R. Kleinfield
In the New York Times article “U.S. Attacked; Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror,” N.R. Kleinfield reports on the September 11th terrorist attacks shortly after they took place.Pair “President Bush’s ‘Islam is Peace’ Speech” with “U.S. Attacked; Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror” to provide students with additional information on what took place both during and after the September 11th terrorist attacks. What do these texts show about how different groups of people in America were affected by the attacks?