This is a thorough exploration of how the issues of extremism and terrorism should be addressed and taught in schools. In England, the issue of extremism and terrorism has recently been introduced within various aspects of the curriculum at secondary level. Little has been said about the justification of including these issues and little has been said about how such subjects should be broached within school walls. This text redresses this void and explores and critiques various justifications used for why these issues should be addressed in schools: the broader education and political objectives of the extent to which the state should develop political education with particular reference to extremism and terrorism. In light of the exploration of the justifications for teaching extremism and terrorism, the way in which educators should teach these topics in school are explored with practical suggestions. Essential reading for students studying education at undergraduate and postgraduate level looking to engage with the philosophical, sociological and political issues discussed and the resulting curriculum and pedagogical debates.