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ERIC Number: EJ933324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
9/11: Maintaining Relevance for the Classroom Student
Waterson, Robert A.; Rickey, Matt
Social Studies, v102 n4 p167-172 2011
The experience of 9/11 prompted a transformation in one secondary teacher's approach to teaching controversial subjects based on the relevance to today's students. Soon after that fateful day, this teacher found a purpose and rationale for developing a very demanding curriculum on 9/11, and relates how his teaching unit has evolved by expanding both his own knowledge and instructional methodologies. Despite many changes and adjustments to resources used and to discussion questions developed, he has maintained an ability to integrate this two week special unit into his "normal" curricula for over nine years while meeting all course requirements. In this detailed interview, this teacher reflects that he believes it is important to remember 9/11 for the same reason Jews fear that the Holocaust will be forgotten. He warns that with the passage of time, the potential for this event to lose significance, making 9/11 only a blip in American history, is very real. (Lists 14 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A