Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Lynn Nations Johnson

Second Advisor

Mark M. Reid

Third Advisor

Donna Areaux


In today's world, our students now have an extra type of stress added to their normal, everyday worries and struggles they are faced with. Many students, especially in lower income areas, are not only faced with worrying about where their next meal will come from or what they will wear the next day, but now have an extra issue they're worried about. That issue is terrorism. It is a relatively new concern here in the United States. However, it needs to be tackled in the classroom. In the last ten years, UNICEF has estimated that two million children have been killed in armed conflict and about six million have been seriously injured (Myers-Walls, 2002). However, not only do these children suffer but so do all the children around the world. This issue needs to be addressed in the classroom.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only