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How 9/11 Changed the Course of George W. Bush Presidency

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Title:

How 9/11 Changed the Course of George W. Bush Presidency

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/amex32gwb-soc-911bush/how-911-changed-the-course-of-the-george-w-bush-presidency-george-w-bush/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Learn how the attacks on 9/11 shaped George W. Bush’s early presidency, transforming a commander in chief with little foreign affairs experience into a “wartime president” in these videos adapted from American Experience | George W. Bush. Use this resource to examine how the Bush administration viewed the threat of Muslim extremism prior to September 11 and how significantly the attacks changed both the president and his policy objectives.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9
World History: 1500 to the Present
16 ) Describe the role of nationalism, militarism, and civil war in today's world, including the use of terrorism and modern weapons at the close of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries.

•  Describing the collapse of the Soviet Empire and Russia's struggle for democracy, free markets, and economic recovery and the roles of Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, and Boris Yeltsin
Examples: economic failures, demands for national and human rights, resistance from Eastern Europe, reunification of Germany

•  Describing effects of internal conflict, nationalism, and enmity in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Chile, the Middle East, Somalia and Rwanda, Cambodia, and the Balkans
•  Characterizing the War on Terrorism, including the significance of the Iran Hostage Crisis; the Gulf Wars; the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
•  Depicting geographic locations of major world events from 1945 to the present
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History: 1500 to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Explain the relationship of economics, political and social ideologies, and geography to key events in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.
  • Describe the collapse of the Soviet Empire and Russia's struggle for democracy, capitalism, and recovery.
  • Describe the effects of internal conflict in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Chile, the Middle East, Somalia, Rwanda, Cambodia, and the Balkans.
  • Characterize the War on Terrorism.
  • Map the geographic locations of major world events from 1945-the present.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • nationalism
  • militarism
  • terrorism
  • Iran Hostage Crisis
  • Gulf Wars
  • terrorist attacks
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The role of nationalism, militarism, civil war, and terrorism in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Develop an understanding of key historical events, using a variety of primary and secondary resources.
  • Explain relationship among key historical events and economics, political and social ideologies, and geography.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Nationalism, militarism, civil war, and terrorism all played a role in world events in the close of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.9.16- List some changes in world conditions that led to globalization from 1945—present; recall the definition of globalization; define terrorism and recognize its impact on the world.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 11
United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
16 ) Describe significant foreign and domestic issues of presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.g., A.1.h., A.1.i., A.1.k.]

Examples: Nixon's policy of détente; Cambodia; Watergate scandal; pardon of Nixon; Iranian hostage situation; Reaganomics; Libyan crisis; end of the Cold War; Persian Gulf War; impeachment trial of William "Bill" Clinton; terrorist attack of September 11, 2001; Operation Iraqi Freedom; war in Afghanistan; election of the first African-American president, Barack Obama; terrorism; global warming; immigration

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Evaluate and describe the importance and impact of significant foreign and domestic issues of presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • scandal
  • pardon
  • hostage
  • Reaganomics
  • crisis
  • Cold War
  • impeachment
  • terrorist/terrorism
  • global warming
  • immigration
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Key foreign and domestic events during the presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Locate specific points on a map and identify political, social, and geographic changes that occurred during or as a result of a historical event.
  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media.
  • Evaluate an author's premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information related to historical events.
  • Read and comprehend historical texts independently and proficiently on various topics related to historical events.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were many importance and impact of significant foreign and domestic issues of presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.11.16- Recognize significant foreign and domestic issues since the 1970s.
SS.AAS.11.16a - List significant domestic policies and issues of presidential administration from Richard Nixon to Present including Watergate, "Reaganomics," Clinton Impeachment, Homeland Security, No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
SS.AAS.11.16b - List significant foreign events and issues during the presidential administrations from Richard Nixon to Present including Détente, Iranian Hostage Crisis, Fall of the Soviet Unio


Tags: 911 attacks, Buckley vs Valeo, George W Bush, War on Terror
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Author: Ginger Boyd