All of us in the newsroom are working on a special 9/11 package for the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
As the education reporter, I'll be delving into how schools plan on teaching the topic.
I was a freshman sitting in algebra class when I first heard of the attacks. As the day progressed, I was old enough to know I was experiencing something that would be in our nation's history books.
It's weird to imagine classrooms today, filled with freshmen, who probably only have faint memories of that day in 2001.
This Washington Post story, written two years ago, offers a glimpse into how teenagers may be approaching 9/11 -- perhaps as begrudgingly as they do any other history lesson.
What about those born after 2001? How do you teach about the 9/11 attacks to first graders?
I was surprised to find that only New Jersey seems to be providing an official curriculum on the subject.
Here in Victoria, it seems instruction will be determined by individual campuses. I'm looking forward to seeing how teachers choose to approach this history lesson that's probably still so fresh in their hearts and minds.
What do you think students should be taught about 9/11?
Should states provide a curriculum?
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