How do you remember 9/11?

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  1. dgpiaffeteach

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    I was watching this video on youtube and thought I'd see what others are doing tomorrow or this week.

    I will say prayers for everyone, of course. I also plan to try and have a few moments of silence throughout the day. As far as my teaching, one class is reading an article about the dogs of 9/11 and another is doing a victim profile writing assignment. Teachers are also encouraged to wear red, white, and blue. Our high schoolers in band will go down to the elementary to play patriotic music.
     
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    We'll have a moment of silence in the morning... we've never done it before, but we're starting tomorrow.

    I won't teach a lesson. I spent most of that day desperately trying to reach relatives (all circuits are busy, all circuits are busy... for hours) while glued to the TV. It's still too raw to try and teach through.
     
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    Hugs, chebrutta. I realized my seniors were only in 1st grade and my sophomores weren't even in school yet. I was in 7th grade and I will never forget that day.
     
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    We start each class with a prayer anyway.

    Tomorrow's will be on behalf of all those who lost someone on that day, and for all the lost.

    I'll acknowledge that there's no intelligent segue from that to geometry, and we'll start class.

    Attendance will be a little off, as some of our kids will be at Ground Zero.
     
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    At home, well remember my DH's Naval Academy classmate who died at the Pentagon. We'll plan a visit to the museum at the NYC site later in the month...I've been there, dh hasn't. Museum was scheduled to open tomorrow.

    In class, I'll read a book about heroes and we'll do some writing about our personal heroes in our lives.
     
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    My students were only 1 or 2 years old... they have no memories of it at all. I was a sophomore in college.

    Just remembered: student with a birthday tomorrow. So I suppose we'll sing a rousing "Happy Birthday" in class.
     
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    For the first time (for me--I teach 5th grade), none of my students were born when 9/11 happened. We will discuss heroes and tie it in to the events of that day. It should be interesting to see what knowledge they have of those events.
     
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    That just made me tear up. How sweet, Alice. You do a great job with your kids :)
     
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    My students were just infants when the attack on the World Trade Center and the country occurred. Yet today in classes, many of them raised their hand when I asked them if they had any family members or friends of the family that were part of those events that day. This means that these young students have an awareness of 9/11.

    I urge all students to ask their parents if they have any information about 9/11 that they could share with them.
     
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    They're still a work in progress; I'll let you know in 10 years.

    But thanks!
     
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    If they're anything like you, I'd consider it a success!
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    It is a very moving experience. I hate the in-fighting going on over the museum, but I know several people who 'got out' that day and dh has a classmate who died...so for us, going there is a respectful remembering.
     
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    I just would be such an emotional wreck.

    I know my limitations, and they end several blocks from the World Trade Center site.

    I know someone who got out too, and saw her on 9/12/01. She was such a confused mix of relief ,sore muscles from all those stairs, incredible sadness and guilt that she managed to survive where others hadn't.

    Eleven years later, I don't know how she's doing. I know her job moved to NJ in the aftermath, and that she commuted for a while afterwards. She's the sister of someone we no longer speak to, and we haven't run into her in years. I hope she's somehow managed to make peace with the losses of that day.
     
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    I have a short video that students will watch about the 9/11 attacks, and we will discuss what happened on that day, how it affected so many of the people involved, and the long-term effects for our world. I started teaching a full lesson on 9/11 last year when I realized that many of my 9th grade students didn't even remember the event happening. I am guessing that hardly any of them (if any at all) will remember it this year, since they were only 3 years old in 2001.
     
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    Wow, time has gone by so quickly that I didn't even process the time of year. I'm visiting/observing a class on my own time tomorrow and I have no idea what they will be doing. I'm actually very interested to see.
     
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    I'm observing a class tomorrow too. I wonder how the teacher will mark the day.

    I was in 6th grade when 9/11 happened. Didn't find out anything had even happened until 3:30 that day.
     
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    I was listening to the radio on my way home from spending the night at my, then boyfriend now hubby's, mom's house. I had just started my first year of college. It didn't dawn on me, at first, how big this was. I juts remember all stations were talking about this event in New York. When I got home, my dad was watching the news. I remember being pretty afraid about what city was going to be hit next.

    I also remember gas prices shot UP! It was, what, around $2, and it went beyond $4 (or so, maybe more, my memory's a bit fuzzy). But that was a huge concern to me too. I remember thinking, what IS going on?

    Anyways, I teach in an afterschool program. We didn't plan on doing any patriot activities, but I think I will talk about heroes tomorrow with my kids.
     

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