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Putting bin Laden's Death in Context for Young People

One resource that parents, teachers, and interested people might want to read is from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

“Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to instill in our nation's youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. CRF is dedicated to assuring our country's future by investing in our youth today.” This mission statement defines the resources available at the CRF website.

One of the most recent postings, Islamic Terrorism From 1945 to the Death of Osama bin Laden is a thorough examination of the history of Islamic fundamentalism in comparison to Islamism, as well as the following topics:

  • Secular States After World War II
  • The Jewish State and the PLO
  • The Rise and Spread of Islamic Fundamentalism
  • The Revolution in Iran
  • From the Soviet War in Afghanistan to 9/11
  • The Hunt for Osama bin Laden
  • Rejecting Terrorism

Following the reading, there are discussion questions and writings for students to respond to, as well as further reading resources.

The Constitutional Rights Foundation is comprised of many career fields including law, business, government, education, the media, and the community. It promotes itself as non-profit, non-partisan, and community-based.

Besides this article, there are free lessons, publications, programs, and other websites dealing with constitutional rights and citizen education.

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