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Lesson Plan August 18, 2016

"Fractured Lands" Focus Lesson: An ISIS Fighter's Background

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Passage 1 Comprehension Questions

  1. How does Anderson introduce Wakaz? What do we know about him after the first paragraph?
  2. How does he characterize Wakaz's life prior to 2014? 
  3. How does he describe the ISIS recruiting videos?
  4. What does he say about the other videos, those showing executions?

Passage 2 Comprehension Questions

  1. What reasons does Wakaz give for joining ISIS? 
  2. What additional reasons does Anderson give?

Passage 3 Comprehension Questions

  1. How does Anderson describe Wakaz as he recalled the execution?
  2. How does Wakaz describe his thoughts when he carried it out?

Passage 4 Comprehension Questions

  1. How does Anderson describe Wakaz's behavior during their interviews? What explanations does he give for this behavior?
  2. What does Wakaz say about his time in ISIS?
  3. What does Anderson ask the Asayish officer about Wakaz's fate? 
  4. What does the officer say will happen? Why?

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