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Monday, March 20 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Guilty White Kids: Terrorism from 1960-1980

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This session will address the complex and ideological Cold War world of international terrorism that flourished in the pre-1991 era. The period immediately following 1960 became a battleground in the First World of radicalized, Marxist and anti-establishment young people. The hijacking of airplanes, kidnappings, and assassinations were often commonplace on the Six o'clock” news. Groups like the Baader-Meinhof gang, the Japanese Red Army and the PLO will be detailed, along with the most famous of individuals: Carlos the Jackal. Attendees will be given a broad introduction to the contextual and pedagogical possibilities, and materials for teaching the topic. The topic lends itself to understanding the ideological ferment of the time and it offers the potential for bringing this complicated era alive for students.

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Lee Eysturlid

Instructor, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Monday March 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm

Attendees (8)