Skip to main navigation Skip to main content

Critical Thinking Workshop: “What if 9/11 Happened Today?”

In this session students learn about terrorism, addressing questions such as: What is terrorism? Who is classified as a terrorist and why? Why do young people become extremists? How do countries deal with terrorism? How do we respond to terrorism as individuals? What happened on September 11th, 2001? What were the consequences of the terrorist attacks which took place on September 11th, 2001?

Students are presented with a range of information, created to look like current digital/social media sources, and evaluate which sources are the most  and least trustworthy. Students also consider if any sources of information are trying to influence their opinions. The sources will all refer to a real terrorist attack, which took place on September 11th, 2001. At the end of the session, students learn key facts about 9/11 and the global consequences.

The underlying themes of the session are extremism and vulnerability to radicalisation, with the learning objectives as follows:

  • To understand what terrorism is and how we respond to it
  • To develop critical thinking skills
  • To evaluate digital media for trustworthiness
  • To learn key facts about 9/11

Feedback from the workshops show that:

  • 97% of students understood more about the importance of critical thinking skills
  • 93% of students had an improved understanding of how extremists use the internet
  • 94% of students learnt more about the events of September 11th, 2001
  • 100% of teachers would recommend a SINCE 9/11 Workshop 

Time: 90 mins

Age range: Tailored for Year 9 up to 6th Form

Class size: Up to 30

Contact: [email protected] for more information and to book.