This workshop will examine how educators can bring issues of memory and memorials into their classrooms by focusing on the example of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Guest speakers and educators will introduce materials and methods to teach about 9/11, its aftermath, and the challenges of responding to terrorism in a democracy. Participants will visit the 9/11 Memorial and the 9/11 Tribute Center, and Tribute Center guides will share their own stories from that day. Multidisciplinary sessions, aligned to the Common Core, will include:
- Civics – explore examples of activism and citizenship in the days following 9/11
- Global History – discuss the affects of globalization on the response to these events
- Language Arts – examine how primary sources – artifacts, images, and oral histories – can help students connect to this recent history
- Media Arts – experience students’ digital communication projects
The total fee of $60.00 covers the cost of the exhibition and memorial site tours, Facing History and Tribute Center resources, and lunch. Scholarships are not available.
This workshop is presented by the 9/11 Tribute Center and Facing History and Ourselves, and funded in part by the Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation.