Published in February 2020
Module 2: Previewing the video on terrorism and violent extremism
|Subject||Terrorism and violent extremism|
|Grade level||Secondary (13-18)|
|Learning outcomes||Students will be able to:
|Essential question||What do you already know about terrorism and violent extremism?|
|Rationale||The Know-Want-Learned-Question (KWLQ) activity helps students recall prior learning and organize their ideas before, during and after viewing the video.|
|Instructional time||30 minutes|
|Materials needed||Paper, writing tools|
Previewing activities are conducted prior to watching the video. Previewing is not watching a trailer or excerpts of the video. Previewing helps to activate students' prior knowledge. One way to preview is to help students discover what they already know or think that they know about terrorism and violent extremism. Identifying misconceptions is critical before introducing a new topic.
Use the KWLQ activity before viewing the video. This activity can be carried out with students in groups or individually using a chalkboard, paper or a computer.
The purpose of the activity is to identify what the students know (K) about terrorism and violent extremism, what they would like to learn about terrorism and violent extremism (W) and what they learned (L) from the video on terrorism and violent extremism. Finally, students can identify what further questions (Q) they have about terrorism and violent extremism. This part of the activity offers the opportunity to explore questions that students have about issues relating to terrorism and violent extremism that are not covered in the video.
Lesson plan procedures
Divide the students into groups of 3-5, depending on the size of your class. Place students with special needs in groups where dedicated staff can help support their participation.
Ask the students to write down everything they know (K) about terrorism and violent extremism. Please do not provide the definition of the term yet. Emphasize that this is a brainstorming activity.
Ask the students to identify what (W) they would like to learn about terrorism and violent extremism.
Invite the students to share their (K) and (W) results.
Invite the groups to present their work to the class. Ask the students to compare and contrast what the different groups have reported.
Ask the students if they noticed any patterns.
Closure: The (Q) offers an opportunity to explore questions that the students have about issues relating to terrorism and violent extremism that are not covered in the video.
Close by reiterating the three messages about terrorism and violent extremism that teachers are urged to frame their lessons around and share with their students: