Culture, Current Events — September 11, 2012 10:15 am

Teaching September 11

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11 years ago one of our nations most awful tragedies (maybe the worst) occurred. It has been fascinating reading facebook status’, tweets, blog posts etc., on this topic. People remember where they were the moment they heard about it, the first and second plane. People can describe with incredible precision what they were doing at any given moment on that day. For a lot of us that day is forever burned in our memories.

However, there is a growing group of children who were too young or not even born yet and this day is nothing but pictures and really scary television footage. The question that needs to be asked then is, how do you/we teach this? Do we remember with them and share our story? How much do you share? How do you communicate it in a way that it does not also create prejudice to a people by a people who did not experience it first hand.

GOOD magazine has a great article on this topic and you should read it. Let us know in the comments what you think. Do you have kids? How have you told them? Are you a teacher? How do handle this in your classroom?

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