21 years Ground Zero

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21 years of "Ground Zero"
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5V English
21 years of "Ground Zero"

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Today's lesson
  • We'll talk about what you know about the events of 9/11
  • We'll talk about the historical relevancy; why did this have such a major impact?
  • We'll look at America's response to the events
  • We'll discuss the aftermath of the events: has the world changed?

Slide 2 - Tekstslide


Slide 3 - Woordweb

Why do you think the WTC was such an important target for an attack?

Slide 4 - Open vraag

  • Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror (Netflix)

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Documentary: initial response

Slide 6 - Woordweb

Why was the second plane hitting the WTC such a big shock? What makes it different from the first?

Slide 7 - Open vraag

The response to 9/11
  • President Bush's Bullhorn Speech
  • Delivered to emergency rescue workers on September 14, 2001 at the site of the WTC.
  • Pay attention to his words, the body language, and the surroundings.

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Slide 9 - Video

Why was this speech so well-received at the time? Do you think it was a good speech?

Slide 10 - Open vraag

Slide 11 - Video

USA's response to 9/11
What was America's response? How did they act?
  • War on Terror (started in 2001 immediately), Afghanistan mostly
  • 2003: Invading Iraq. Weapons of mass destruction? Saddam Hussein? Link to 9/11?
  • Your thoughts? Were the actions of the US understandable?

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

(How) do you think the world changed after 9/11?

Slide 13 - Open vraag

Legacy of 9/11
  • Has the world really changed after 9/11?
  • Airport security
  • Stereotyping
  • Literature, movies, music

  • Next monday: optional follow-up activity.

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

What do you know about the conspiracy theory around 9/11? What are the arguments believers make?

Slide 15 - Open vraag

Do you think 9/11 was an "inside job"?
I'm not sure what to think

Slide 16 - Quizvraag