"9/11 Conspiracy Theory Assignment"
9/11 Conspiracy Theory Assignment According to some experts, the 9/11/2001 terrorist’s attacks in America were not carried out by Islamic extremists, but by the government of the United States. The 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Assignment is designed to acquaint the students with the facts and events which precipitated “America’s War on Terrorism” Students will watch the video “Loose Change” and keep an evidence log of the charges and supporting evidence. After several days of computer research each student will write a 5 paragraph essay analyzing the facts and giving a summative opinion of the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory. Essay Topic: Is the Conspiracy theory true? - you may write that some parts are true, others are not, or all true, all false, etc. Write about your opinion of the topic or topics you were able to research. - you may write you essay on all the events, a few of the events, or you can focus on just one. For example you could write about just the towers, just the pentagon, or any combination you choose. Essay Format: must be 5 paragraphs - it can be handwritten or typed (cover art can be printed or drawn too) - if typed: 12pt font, double spaced - if you use quotes, you’ll need to add a works cited page or footnotes. Any citation format is ok *the citation information if you use a quote from the movie is: Loose Change. Dir. Dylan Avery. Louder Than Words, 2005. Grading 5pts – Cover Page: Name, Period, Row#, Title for essay & picture 25pts – 5 Paragraph essay: Essay Rubric Format (5pts) Content (15pts) Grammar/Organization (5pts) 10pts – Evidence Log: (20 Entries minimum) ½ point per entry Each Entry should have 1. Evidence (description of the facts) 2. A Supposition (what does the evidence indicate?) Total: 40pts Possible Suggested Websites For Research: www.physics911.net http://loosechange911.com http://911review.org/Wiki/Killtown.shtml www.9-11commission.gov/report/index.htm (executive summary: don’t print, it’s 34pgs) http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/1227842.html for additional sites, use www.google.com and search for keywords: i.e. 9/11 +Conspiracies or 9/11 +debunk theories Due Date: _______________