Reflection: It Was An Ordinary September Day - Section 1: "Now The Towers Are Gone"


This is a lesson that causes fear and confusion for kids- even after all these years.  They don't understand that there are people out there who want to hurt innocent people.  During the discussion of the Brain pop video, it came up that the men who hijacked the planes were Muslim.  At this point, I had to be very sure to head off hatred at the pass.  Some of my students wanted to start talking about hating Muslims.  We had to have a conversation about prejudice and stereotypes.  We used many real life examples to illustrate the point that a whole group of people cannot be judged by the actions of a few and that we all have to get to know a person beyond their ethnic group because the vast majority of Muslims are peace loving and completely disagree with what happened on 9-11.

  Reflection: Cultural Sensitivity
  Reflection: Cultural Sensitivity
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It Was An Ordinary September Day

Unit 6: September 11th - We Can't Forget - They Don't Remember
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT to identify the events of September 11, 2001 and write an opinion on whether or not students should learn about September 11.

Big Idea: All Americans should understand September 11- even if they don't remember it.

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English / Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Genres (Reading), opinion, September 11, history
  55 minutes
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