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New 9/11 curriculum released for teachers on how to educate students

Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 1:31 PM     Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 1:31 PM
september-11.JPGMary
Vazquez, a former teacher at Millburn Middle School, is shown here in
this 2006 file photo. Since Sept. 11, teachers like Vazquez have had to
decide how best to teach young students about the terrorist attacks,
though a new statewide curriculum aims to provide better guidelines.

JERSEY CITY — New Jersey teachers have a new set of tools for teaching about the 9/11 terror attacks.

New K-12 curriculum providing lessons on 9/11, its causes and
context, were formally released this morning at Liberty Science Center
in Jersey City.

Written by a volunteer group called 4 Action Initiative — which is
made of Families of September 11, Liberty Science Center and the New
Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education — the collection of 58 lessons
delves into themes such as the historical context of terrorism, human
behavior, and remembrance and public memory.

The classes are not mandated for use in New Jersey schools, but
Acting State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf, who was also
present at the formal launch, said the state supports its use. "The
program is so strong, I assume many, many schools will use it," Cerf
said.

The curriculum is available on the Department of Education website.

The lesson guidelines were completed in time for the upcoming 10th
anniversary of the terror attacks, but organizers said the hope is that
the lessons will be used throughout the year to teach topics such as
"the power of hurtful words" and "what is terrorism?"

Dozens of New Jersey teachers helped write and pilot the lessons, and
many attended the formal launch. Also present at the event was the
co-founder of Families of September 11, MaryEllen Salamone, whose
husband, John, was killed on 9/11; she and her three children, Alex, 15;
Aidan, 14; and Anna, 12, spoke about the importance of the curriculum.

"It shows teachers they can talk about it," said Aidan.

Previous coverage:

N.J. to release 9/11 curriculum to help educators teach about terror

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NJPatriot05

July 14, 2011 at 1:50PM

 

This is great! I can attest to the awkward feeling of
broaching 9/11 with 7th & 8th graders. Hopefully, this will make it
easier to talk about in a meaningful way.

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mansfieldmama

July 14, 2011 at 2:23PM

 

i'm not saying this to be rude, so please don't take it that
way. but why do you need a committee developed curriculum to tell you
what to say.

just tell them the truth. a band of well trained, well financed
islamic extremists successfully launched the largest terrorist attack on
the US on US soil in our entire history killing over 3,000 people.

tell them that these people are part of a religion that is intolerant
of anyone who is not one of them, and not intolerant to the point of
being mildy annoyed, but annoyed to the point of cutting your head off.

tell them that these are people who will stone women in their own
community if they happen to make accidental eye contact with the wrong
man, or will cut off the arm of a starving person who steals a loaf of
bread or will murder someone under the suspicion that they are gay.

tell them about sharia law and how it's nothing like they would even
understand in this country and that these people live in a place where
you can be killed for trying to have the same free speech that we all
take for granted.

and finally, tell them that this wasn't a one shot deal and that
there are attacks that have been prevented that we will never know about
and that they just can't go around feeling guilty for being an American
because the dear leader says so.

you don't need a committee to write a script for the truth.

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NJPatriot05

July 14, 2011 at 2:42PM

 

With the 7th & 8th grade level, and the different
learning /understanding abilities it can be challenging and somewhat
awkward to broach this subject. Not to mention, some kids are unaware
that America isn't loved by all people in the world (believe it or not).
I'm not saying that the truth should be withheld, but handling irate
parents who are mad because their child has been exposed to something
they didn't want...just saying, approved curriculum is easier to follow
at least for guidance.

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mansfieldmama

July 14, 2011 at 2:45PM

 

i'm sure it's a challenge and a tight rope you have to walk
on. my hats off to you for what you must have to endure from some
parents who expect teachers to propagate the bubble they choose to keep
their children in at home. the sad part is, the bubble can't last
forever and kids often have a hard time adjusting to reality when that
happens.

good luck and hang in there.

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truckermofo

July 14, 2011 at 1:55PM

 

i wonder if they will ask why world trade center 7 fell in 7 seconds. and it wasnt hit by a plane...

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staythecourse

July 14, 2011 at 2:17PM

 

Hopefully they will educate the children properly and tell
them that Larry Silverstein, who admitted this in a PBS special on 9/11,
ordered it "Pulled" which means to demolish it.

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staythecourse

July 14, 2011 at 2:22PM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WYdAJQV100, forgot to post this.

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pond3go

July 14, 2011 at 2:05PM

 

Easy stay away from Islam! Class dismissed stop playing
victim already what we need more kids on Prosaic and Redaliyn and other
drugs to walk around like zombies send the money this way.

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roselynde

July 14, 2011 at 2:55PM

 

It's not 'on' 9/11. It's a comprehensive curriculum on
terrorism. First things kids want to know is why they did it. Once you
say they hate us-- they want to know why. Some want to go kill them
back, depending on how old the child is-- it's not a simple as you may
think.

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pond3go

July 14, 2011 at 3:06PM

 

wow the conspirators are here scary i was their on 911
period. stop listening to PBS and NPR nuts what next your going to say
global warming is real and jersey shore is a great show, my god what
happened to public education in this country, I lost friends but im
still not crying geez move on. 19 hijackers 17 from Saudi Arabia and 2
from Egypt. blame our laws the ACLU and the democrats fact is fact .

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staythecourse

July 14, 2011 at 3:11PM

 

How is it a conspiracy when the words actually came out of his mouth.