Teaching students about 9/11..

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Teaching students about 9/11..
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Wed, 09-09-2009 - 4:02pm
How do you feel about bringing this topic into the school cirriculum, are you in favor? Not in favor? I'm interested in your thoughts ..

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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 1:48am

I'm all for 9/11 being taught. After all, it is a part of our history and had a direct effect on who we are today. I have no opinion on the curriculum proposed by the article as I haven't read it (the curriculum, not the article). Although since it's being tested in CA, I might have a chance to do so as Dylan is in 6th grade this year. We have already talked about it, seen the anniversary programs on TV, and discussed them.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 8:32am

i'm not sure.


i don't see why 9/11 should be set aside/taught any different than general history.

 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 2:18pm

I'm all for it.


My son was


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 6:12pm

it's weird that my youngest wasn't even born yet.

 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 10:11pm

It is weird to think that there are whole people who weren't around yet back then.


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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 11:06am

Angela was a senior in high school (I think, maybe a junior?). Sept. 11th is also her birthday. She and a lot of the other students were really pissed off that the school tried to keep the news from them. But some of the teachers didn't and turned on the TV in the classroom so that the class could watch. So the school policy backfired.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 1:41pm

I was very impressed by how Joel's elementary school handled it.


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:11pm

happy birthday to your DD.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:13pm

That day, and the weeks that followed it, were nightmarish and filled with emotions that I can't even describe.

 

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:43pm

Thanks, Angela is 25 today. She was a senior then. I don't remember the TV coverage to be any more raw than the Vietnam War or the Gulf War on the news. Nothing that she wouldn't have seen that night on the news at home. And with all the talk of re instituting the draft and friends who were already signed up on delayed entry, I agree with her. That was not the time to treat 17-18 yos as children, school policy or not. It was a knee jerk, reactionary decision that was wrong.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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