During the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, the media was in a position to be manipulated by the government, and fell short in reporting on the secret CIA prisons and the true motives for going to war in the Middle East. Journalists started investigating the government to uncover details about the military actions at the time.
This is not a chronological history lesson. This lesson, instead, asks students to critically examine a historical event with which they are already familiar. Prior to this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the post-9/11 media.
The lesson uses the following videos. For additional videos, a historical timeline on the topic and more, view Moments of Truth: Post 9/11.