Thursday, September 10, 2009

Patriots' Day: Remembering 9/11/01

Tomorrow marks eight years since the initial terrorist attacks on the U.S. It's hard to imagine so much time has passed, but as we promised, we still remember. I still remember where I was and what I was thinking when it happened. Where were you? What do you remember? How has it affected your life and perspective?

I'm choosing to share the YouTube video below with my students tomorrow in hopes they will remember and understand just how important September 11th is in our modern history. The kids I work with were really young when this happened-- some of the youngest only being around seven or eight-years-old that morning. It will be interesting to have them think about that day, what they remember, and to have them consider how the attacks have affected their lives and our nation.

That day changed so much for so many. It has shaped so much in our modern history. How will you remember September 11, 2001?


Miss H~ said...

By the way, you should really check out Dan's post on his 9/11 blog today. It takes a whole new perspective.

Don said...

Good video. How did your students respond? Were you able to show it?

Miss H~ said...

I showed it, and they responded really well. It was great to hear them talk about what they remembered. I tried to keep it just at that too-- just the remembering. I didn't want to get into the politics especially because we're just getting started and the political climate is a bit firey here, to say the least. For example, I gave my kids the option to watch Obama's speech to the kids and half opted to sit in the hall.