CSBWorld - President Obama's Address to the Nation
The Terrorist Threat

"Let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear; that we have always met challenges -- whether war or depression; natural disasters or terrorist attacks -- by coming together around our common ideals as one nation and one people. So long as we stay true to that tradition, I have no doubt that America will prevail." President Obama - 12.6.15

As a group, we will watch the 13-minute address in its entirety, you can use a note card (provided) to write down your reactions and observations.



We will have a graded silent reading on the following article.

Read the entire article - Obama Says of Terrorist Threat: "We Will Overcome It'' and then in a Word doc saved as address in your CSB Tri 2 folder, copy and paste the following questions and then answer them, for full credit you must support your responses by citing evidence from the text or directly from the video.

  1. What promise did President Obama make during his televised address on Sunday evening?
  2. In his speech, how did President Obama make connections between the attack by a married couple last week in San Bernardino, Calif., and U.S. military efforts to fight the Islamic State in the Middle East?
  3. What, according to the article, was his intention for the speech?
  4. How did President Obama outline the strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?
  5. What did he say America "should not do"?
  6. Why does he believe that sending a large number of ground troops to the Middle East is not a viable solution?
  7. What does the President mean by the statement, "...freedom is more powerful than fear."?
  8. Why did the President chose to give his speech in the Oval Office (normally he does not give speeches in the Oval Office)?
  9. How did some Republican leaders and presidential candidates respond to Mr. Obama's message?
  10. How do you respond? By this we mean, what are your thoughts regarding the strategies the President provided?
  11. How safe do you feel in the states?
  12. How safe would you feel traveling outside of our country?

Email your completed Word doc (address) as an attachment to both Rogan and Sinks - Subject: CSBWorld - Body - This I believe