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ERIC Number: ED542377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Notes on Teaching 9/11. Footnotes. Volume 16, Number 09
Luxenberg, Alan
Foreign Policy Research Institute
As today's high school students ranged in age from four to eight that fateful Tuesday morning, for many of them 9/11 is ancient history even though they live with the consequences of 9/11--namely, two wars (Afghanistan, Iraq), at least two low-level wars using special forces or drones (Yemen, Somalia), smaller-scale terrorist incidents (Fort Hood), thwarted or failed plots (the Times Square Bomber, the Underwear Bomber), and very intrusive procedures at the airport. So the first thing educators have to do is explain what exactly happened that day, then turn to why it happened, what their response was, and finally what are the consequences for today--for them. The author finds the best way to get started on this is to ask them what they already know; whether it is knowledge based on their own vague recollections or stories they've been told by families and friends, or something they've been taught in school. This paper offers some notes about "Teaching 9/11" based on the author's own presentations to high school students.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Research Institute