After a grim weekend of shock and horror from Paris, The Day has produced a free special edition to help teachers talk about the awful events, and focuses on how we should react: as individuals, as societies, as nations.
Out of the carnage and confusion, our coverage attempts to distill five simple themes.
- The importance of facts: what do we know and what do we not know and how do we calmly assess the truth?
- The importance of understanding: what does Islamic State really want to achieve and why are they claiming ‘success’?
- The importance of openness: if we are frank about jihadism and islamism, does this help us see how we can begin to deal with the problem?
- The importance of sympathy: the world’s reaction has reminded us that humanity has huge reserves of kindness and fellow-feeling.
- The importance of words: what is ‘terrorism’ and why is a terrorist not a ‘freedom-fighter’?
To see the full special edition of articles, debate questions, activities, images and opinion go to http://theday.co.uk/report/2015/terror-in-paris/
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