Some thoughts on remembering September 11th, 2001 as the 20th anniversary approaches.
We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the heroes who gave their all in trying to save others. Since tomorrow is a Slice of Life Tuesday, our post about 9/11 is published today.
Educators from around the country share the ways in which they teach about September 11th to their students. This post includes programming and writing ideas, as well as links to videos and picture books you can read aloud.
I'm compiling a list of tributes classroom teachers and schools do to mark the September 11th Anniversary. Please leave a comment on this post adding what you (and/or your colleagues) do to commemorate this solemn day.
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S. Truman
My husband and I spent our five year anniversary in Manhattan this past December. My parents watched our daughter for three nights, which meant we went to shows, explored different neighborhoods by hopping on and off the subway, and enjoyed relaxing dinners. We also had the chance to do something we wanted to do for… Continue reading 12 Years Later
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11th Attacks. It's hard to believe it's been over a decade since that horrible day, when everything started out right and ended so catastrophically. Today I plan to honor the memory of those who died by watching the media coverage and observing moments of silence. Later today… Continue reading Weekly SOLSC
Ten years have passed since September 11th, 2001. In 2001, I lived in Manhattan when the planes hit the Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, PA. Today I live in Central Pennsylvania where the Susquehanna River has crested and has flooded the streets displacing many people from their homes. While natural disasters are… Continue reading Reflections on September 11th
A view of the Lower Manhattan Skyline on the evening of September 11th, 2010 (from Jersey City, NJ): From 09-11-10 I am one of the New Yorkers who did not personally lose a family member or close friend on Tuesday September 11th, 2001. Nine years later, I remember the innocent people who died or were… Continue reading Remembering: Nine Years Later
If you teach eighth grade or younger, it is highly unlikely that your students personally remember the events of September 11; many of our students weren't alive when the attacks occurred. For me, that's tough to get my mind around. The day burned a vivid memory on my brain. As teachers, it is our duty to… Continue reading Remembering September 11th
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Bonnie mentioned a Billy Collins Poem, "The Names," in a comment she left yesterday. While he's one of my favorite poets (new favorites), I have to admit that I didn't know about this one. In case you fall into the same category, then here is part of it: The Names Yesterday, I lay awake in… Continue reading Poetry Friday: A Little Billy Collins For You