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

60 or 90 minute Workshop for KS3, 4 & 5 students

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In this session Students will 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 will be presented with a range of information sources, created to look like current digital/social media sources, and evaluate which sources are the most trustworthy and which are the least trustworthy. Students will 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 will learn key facts about 9/11 and the consequences around the world.

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 


To make an enquiry or to book this workshop in your school, please contact: [email protected]