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Teenagers and Extremism: Investigating the ISIS Recruitment Pipeline

This post on The Learning Network uses articles from The New York Times to explore the ability of ISIS (aka ISIL) to recruit teenagers from around the world, including the United States. The core of the lesson is an article about a teenage girl from Scotland who left home to join ISIS. The lesson builds on this with questions for discussion as well as additional articles and video, that ask students to consider why some teenagers are turning towards religious and/or political extremism. The post even considers the role of humor in current events through a recent sketch from Saturday Night Live.

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Michael Gonchar & Katherine Schulten