Showing posts with label Osama Bin Laden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Osama Bin Laden. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Register for a Free Live Webinar from the White House

This is short notice, but I hope some of you can make room in your schedule tomorrow for a great free learning opportunity courtesy of the White House and Discovery Education. Tomorrow at 1pm (ET) Discovery Education will stream a live webinar about Osama Bin Laden. The webinar will feature a Q&A session with Ben Rhodes, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting (wow! that's a long title). You can register for the webinar here. If you cannot make the live session, you should still register on the site to be notified when the archived session is made available.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CNN Student News Reports on Death of Osama Bin Laden

Today's episode of CNN Student News is all about the death of Osama Bin Laden. The episode includes a timeline of Bin Laden's terrorist activities, an overview of the operation that killed Bin Laden, and reactions from around the world.

Click here to see the video, read the transcript, and locate the daily discussion guide for CNN Student News.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Videos and Articles About the Death of Osama Bin Laden

As I and many other Americans on the east coast slept last night, President Obama announced that a military operation had killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. If you're just waking up to this news too and thinking about discussing it in your classroom today, here are some resources to explore.

The video of President Obama's announcement is below.

From Millionaire's Son to Most-Wanted is an NPR article that you can also listen to about the life of Osama Bin Laden.

CNN has a timeline and video about Osama Bin Laden and his actions over the years. has a short photographic timeline of terrorist events connected to Osama Bin Laden.

The BBC offers a good categorized break-down of the raid on Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, Political Reactions around the globe, and what the death of Bin Laden means for the future of Al Qaeda.

And as I expected, Larry Ferlazzo has also started to put together a long list of student-accessible resources on this event. Larry's list has some good videos that you should check out.