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Standards Index: Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century
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Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development is situated within a broader historical context.
Theme: Politics and Power (PCE)
Conspiracy Theories: From JFK’s Assassination to Today
Students will learn about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including surrounding conspiracy theories, to explore the deeply ingrained American tendency to mistrust government – a characteristic of our national political culture that is as old as the Revolution.
Extremism, ISIS and the Doomsday Cults of the 1970s
Students will learn how the wave of extreme cults that swept the U.S. in the 1970s holds surprising lessons for confronting 21st century international terrorism.