AIR DATE: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Foreign Policy and the Islamic World (45 min.)
Michael Scheuer talked about America and combating terrorism abroad, the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and the implication of the release of personal documents of Bin Laden
KEYWORDS: Foreign Affairs & Defense, Military, Terrorism

Timely Teachable Videos


Our Education department has had a busy summer refreshing our website layout and technology, and generating exciting new resources for you and your students.

Key Additions:

  • Our new embedded video player is now mobile device friendly.
  • Timely Teachable Videos now feature shorter, classroom-ready clips.
  • New "On This Day in History” section that aggregates video clips around significant events throughout U.S. history.
  • Midterm Election lesson plans that focus on the history, significance and impact of midterms.
  • Common Core-Aligned lesson plans examining the three branches of government.
  • Over 60 new Bell Ringers. History offerings are now listed chronologically.
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On This Day: September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

Aggregated video clips, including oral history and testimonials, to help your students learn more about the day and the government's response in the aftermath of the attacks.



Lesson: Constitution Day

Constitution Day is a federally recognized holiday celebrated on September 17th, the day when the U.S. Constitutional Convention adopted the Constitution in 1787. A federal law established in 2004 requires all schools receiving federal funding to teach about the Constitution on September 17th. This lesson is designed to help teachers meet the law’s requirement.


Common Core Aligned Lessons:

In these lessons, students will research each of the three branches, including the roles and qualifications of present day leaders, compiling résumés and video clip examples of leaders in action.