Death of Osama Bin Laden

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Death of Osama Bin Laden

  1. 1. Look at this Wordle of the President’s speech. What would you say were his main themes?
  2. 2. Newseum : 9/11 Front Pages
  3. 3. Reaction around the World
  4. 4. Some interesting articles… <ul><li>Bin Laden Sleeps With the Fishes:  Do we always bury enemies of state at sea? </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter user unknowingly reported bin Laden attack </li></ul>
  5. 5. White House Photos
  6. 6. Food for thought… <ul><li>Should pictures that would prove Bin Laden’s death be released to the public? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree with how the US handled the burial? </li></ul><ul><li>Some have said his death should not be celebrated. They cite the following quote. What do you think? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The crazy impact of social media… <ul><li>Dr. King said: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even one enemy.&quot; - Martin Luther King Jr.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OR DID HE?! </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Someone made up a quote , attributed it to MLK, Jr., and disseminated it widely, all within 24 hours. Why?&quot; the Atlantic reports. &quot;Perhaps they only wanted to say this thing, and knew that no one would pay attention unless it came from someone else. Or, perhaps they are getting a gargantuan kick out of seeing people repeat their lie ad infinitum.&quot;  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Milestones: Osama bin Laden <ul><li>After you’ve completed the timeline activity, respond to the following prompt: </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the extent to which you agree or disagree with President Obama statement that the killing of Osama Bin Laden is “a critically important victory for our nation.” </li></ul>

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