Sunday, November 15, 2015

From Paris to Beirut: Terrorism and Solidarity Take Center Stage

People are offering prayers for Paris, as well as prayers for the world.

CNN Student News and Current Event Mapping  As we watch CNN Student News today, identify a news stories that you can pinpoint geographically and place on the Current Event layer of your Social Studies World Map via Google Maps. 

The terrorist attacks in Paris, France were featured in today's segment. After pinning this place on your map, consider the most important question: What exactly happened here? You should include a title for the event, the date(s) the event took place, a brief summary of what happened, and include an appropriate photo or video. 

NY Times Video: The World Stands in Solidarity  The day after the deadly attacks in Paris, people around the globe turned out to light candles, lay down flowers and console each other. 

Los Angeles Times Article: 'Mexican-American Student Killed in Paris'  Those killed in Paris (and for that matter in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and elsewhere) are more than just numbers. They are real human beings. Meet one of the victims: Nohemi Gonzalez, a Mexican-American student from Cal State Long Beach who was in Paris as part of a semester abroad program.

NY Times Article: 'Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten'  Paris, France, was not the only place in the world targeted by terrorists this past week. Let's not forget that the people in the Middle East, including Beirut, Lebanon, have also been victimized by terrorism.

Make Your Voice Heard: Padlet Activty  What is your reaction to Friday evening’s terror attacks in Paris? Thursday's attacks in Beirut? What aspects of this news story have you thought about the most? What are your wishes for the people of Paris, Beirut, the family of Nohemi Gonzalez, and for the world? What would you say to the people who are angry and afraid because of what happened? If you wish, visit this Padlet wall and share your voice