Common Core State Standard L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.
U.S. Blows Up A Huge Stash Of ISIS' Cash
A video released by the U.S. Central Command shows U.S. bombs blowing up a an Islamic State stash of cash in Mosul, Iraq. Officials said ISIS was using the huge amount of cash to pay its troops and for ongoing operations. The officials said the U.S. plans to strike more financial targets like this one to take away ISIS's ability to function as a state-like entity.
■Class discussion: Where does ISIS get its money? Where does it bank its funds? Who buys oil from ISIS? What is being done to cut off funding to the terrorists?