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The Best Resources For Learning About Osama bin Laden

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With President Obama’s announcement tonight of the death of Osama bin Laden, there’s certainly going to be high-interest in this topic at school tomorrow.

I’m sure there will be quite a few high-quality resources developed over the next day by various media outlets, and I’ll add them to this list.

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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Osama bin Laden:

The Wall Street Journal has an updated timeline on the Hunt For Bin Laden.

The Washington Post has an older interactive called Tracking Terrorism, which includes a biography of bin Laden.

Osama bin Laden, the face of terror, killed in Pakistan comes from CNN.

Hunting bin Laden is an older interactive from CBS News.

Terrorism Today: Investigating Al Qaeda’s Presence Around the World is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Osama bin Laden Through The Years is a slideshow from ABC News.

Here is a video of the President’s speech from MSNBC:

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Here’s a very short Associated Press video:

In The Words of Osama bin Laden is a slideshow from LIFE.

The New York Times has published an obituary of bin Laden which has just about anything anyone wants to know about him.

Here is an ABC video of bin Laden taking responsibility for the 9/11 attacks:

The Wall Street Journal has a copy of bin Laden’s “Wanted” poster.

CBS News has a video on bin Laden’s Road To Terrorism Leader:

TIME Magazine has a slideshow on bin Laden’s life.

The Los Angeles Times has a slideshow on bin Laden.

Osama Bin Laden Killed: Worldwide Reactions is a series of photos from The Atlantic.

Milestones: Osama bin Laden is an interactive timeline from The New York Times.

Around the World, Joy and Contemplation is a slideshow from The New York Times.

Reactions to Osama bin Laden’s Death is from The Wall Street Journal.

CNN has a ton of multimedia resources here.

MSNBC has a number of resources here, including an interactive timeline (if you scroll down).

In pictures: Osama Bin Laden’s life comes from The BBC.

Osama bin Laden: his life in pictures is from The Guardian.

Bin Laden’s terror legacy is a slideshow from The Christian Science Monitor.

Celebrating Osama bin Laden’s death is anti-American … and not very biblical is also from The Christian Science Monitor.

English Lesson Plan on Osama bin Laden is designed for English Language Learners.

Map: Bin Laden killed at compound in Pakistan is from The Washington Post.

Terrorist’s End is from The Weekly Reader.

bin Laden’s Compound is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal also has a map of the compound.

The Journal has a slideshow showing newspaper front pages from throughout the world.

President Obama Monitors The bin Laden Mission is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

bin Laden’s Legacy is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Teaching Ideas: The Death of Osama bin Laden is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Osama bin Laden dead: U.S. strike kills al-Qaida head is an Associated Press interactive.

“USA! USA!” is the wrong response comes from Salon.

Top 10 Notorious Fugitives is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Iconic villains of the past 100 years is a slideshow from The Washington Post.

Closing in on bin Laden is an interactive from The Washington Post.

Bin Laden’s Last Hour, Mapped is an infographic.

A Photo Timeline of Al-Qaeda Attacks is from The Denver Post.

An insider’s look at the operation that killed bin Laden is a well-done interactive from the CBC.

Global al-Qaida operations is an interactive from the Associated Press.

As always, feedback is welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  4. Great resources, Larry. Thanks much.

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