Sunday, September 11, 2011

9.11. Class Resources for Peace, Tolerance and Remembrance

A U.S. flag flies over Ground Zero before the start of ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York September 11, 2011. REUTERS/ Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY DISASTER)

From the Educator Portal: Washington, DC is recognizing the 10th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy this upcoming weekend. Friday, September 9th is a Day of Peace, Tolerance, Service and Remembrance across the city. Please find the attached guidance for the day, including selected lessons for teaching peace and tolerance in DCPS classrooms.

“Essential Questions for Teaching September 11”
This blog entry was written by an education consultant and participant on a panel discussion for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) online conference for K-12 educators about September 11.
“Education Goals and Key Questions”
Short list of goals and key questions for teaching and leading discussions about September 11th in the classroom.  Questions include:  “How do we deal with communities of hate?”  “How can democratic societies protect civil liberties and freedoms in the face of increased insecurity?”
“Bringing 9/11 in the Classroom—Useful Lessons”
The materials suggested on this page address many religious and cultural issues.  Addressing anti-Muslim bias and teaching accurately about Islam should be clear priorities for U.S. teachers.  Themes include: Comparative Religion, Cultural Understanding, and Developing Authentic Identities.

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