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Teaching About September 11th, A Decade Later

There are, of course, children who were not yet born or are too young to remember when planes struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon — a generation for whom September 11th is not a memory.  So how should schools teach about that day in school, especially when the teachers did experience that day? Listen to a roundtable conversation with educators about the issues surrounding September 11th, 2001.


  • Terri Schonhoff

    An interesting question that a second grader asked me after we were talking about the anniversary of Sept. 11th. A child asked “Why did they want to hurt us?”
    It evolved into an answer that said “Because they did not know us. If they knew us they would not have hurt us. Friends do not hurt each other”. Out of the mouths of children!

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