Tuesday, September 08, 2009

New Program Will Teach Students About 9/11

We have had this issue of what our children are being taught in the school setting for weeks now. I want you, the parents and folks out there decide if this is a good thing or not. Feel free to comment and let me know.

From The AP:

NEW YORK — Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined Sept. 11 family members and college professors on Tuesday at a hotel blocks from the World Trade Center site to unveil a plan to teach middle and high school students about the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The 9/11 curriculum, believed to be the first comprehensive educational plan focusing on the attacks, is expected to be tested this year at schools in New York City, California, New Jersey, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois and Kansas.

It was developed with the help of educators by the Brick, N.J.-based Sept. 11 Education Trust, and was based on primary sources, archival footage and more than 70 interviews with witnesses, family members of victims and politicians, including Giuliani and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a New York senator at the time of the attacks.

The curriculum is taught through videos, lessons and interactive exercises, including one that requires students to use Google Earth software to map global terrorist activity.

One of the main goals is to help students entering middle and high school, who may have been too young to have strong memories of the attacks, to develop a tangible connection to what happened.

"In a few years, we will be teaching students who were not even alive at the time of the attacks," said Anthony Gardner, the executive director of the Sept. 11 Education Trust.

This is timely because we are two days away from 911. Wake up people, we are still at war with Muslim Terrorists. God Bless and keep safe our Republic. The United States Of America.

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