So, all of us remember where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001. This is the defining moment for many of our students who will forever be in a world where such unwarranted destruction can happen at a moment’s notice. A world where we are fighting a war against terrorism and weapons of mass destruction that we can’t even see and not doing a great job of winning against our enemies.
Visit these sites about 9/11 and then share with the class on the blog what you were doing on that day and how you handled it with your students, family, friends, etc. Did you use it as a teachable moment? Did you think your students were too young? Did you watch television that week–none, some, a lot? Did you pause on that Friday for the moments of silence and prayer at the nationwide vigil?
US newspapers http://www.september11news.com/USANewspapers.htm
International newspapers http://www.september11news.com/WorldNewspapers.htm
From the Newseum in Washington DC http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default_archive.asp?fpArchive=091201