Teaching Munich Activity
Terrorism took the international stage at the Munich Olympics of 1972 when 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Palestinian Arabs. Too often, these events in history go unlearned because approaching them is too difficult or overly politicized.
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This activity is designed to encourage critical thinking about the event and its impact on the world, as well as on its relevance today. Students will be able to articulate and be aware of the role of antisemitism as it played out in the sports world and the lasting repercussions of the Munich events.