"Peaceful Tomorrows" teaching about 9-11 by The Change Agent at World Education
This issue of The Change Agent breaks new ground. Done in collaboration with September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, it teaches the history of 9/11, wrestles with important legal and moral questions related to security and liberty, examines the “rule of law” in the context of terrorism, provides a forum for the humble but profound voices of people seeking justice and reconciliation, and includes extremely moving stories – many of them written by adult learners – about 9/11 and the aftermath. Using poetry, short narratives, interviews, cartoons, illustrations, and photos, this issue roots reading, writing, and social studies lessons in content that is thought-provoking and relevant to adult and young adult learners. Background pieces and interesting facts provide opportunities for students to extend their learning. Lesson plans and discussion questions give teachers classroom-ready material that will engage students and provide an important forum for critical thinking, sharing, and achieving understanding across diverse experiences.
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