Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lockerbie Bomber Has Died: Do Your Students Know About Pan Am 103?

After reading the news that Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, (the only person convicted in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103) had passed away, I asked some of my students if they knew anything about the event. They shook their heads. This act of terrorism was the precursor of September 11. 2001 and took the lives of 270 people. If you teach world history, here are 11 resources on Pan Am 103 and how it affected the town of Lockerbie, Scotland and the world.

20th Century History- overview of the bombing of Pan Am 103 from About.com

Death of Lockerbie Bomber al-Megrahi Doesn't Close the Book

Lockerbie Crash Timeline- from CNN

Lockerbie: Did Someone Else Bomb Pan Am 103?

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc.- list of the victims, poetry by family of the victims, information about the investigation and trial

Washington Post- timeline


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