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    Reflections on 9/11

    by Nicole Fruge posted September 12, 2011
    Moore Elementary School 4th-grader Nathaniel Pollard looks at a presentation given by Tony Zinstmaster, a first-responder volunteer at the scene of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, with his K-9 Kaiser, in Mt. Morris, Mich. Pollard's class sang patriotic songs and were shown a flag with the names of those who died in the terrorist attacks. —Ryan Garza/The Flint Journal/AP

    Moore Elementary School 4th-grader Nathaniel Pollard looks at a presentation given by Tony Zinstmaster, a first-responder volunteer at the scene of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, with his K-9 Kaiser, in Mt. Morris, Mich. Pollard's class sang patriotic songs and were shown a flag with the names of those who died in the terrorist attacks. —Ryan Garza/The Flint Journal/AP

    Some teachers used the tenth anniversary of September 11 as a teachable moment and have worked hard to better educate themselves and their students about issues related to the terrorist attacks and their aftermath. “It is, for better or worse, one of the defining moments of contemporary history,” said Clifford Chanin, the acting education director for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, in New York City, which has developed many resources for schools. “I think it is essential that the event be studied and understood. … It’s now a factor in what the world has become and what it will become. You’ve got to prepare students for some relationship with 9/11 and its consequences.”

     

     

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