Monday, September 10, 2007


I'll never forget September 11th. I was teaching in the public schools; eighth grade history. I was pregnant with Lydia. I didn't know what had happened until another teacher pulled me into the library at lunch time. There we sat for our forty minute lunch staring at the television and not sure what to think. After lunch we had to go back and try to pretend it was a normal day. The prevailing sentiment was that the news would be best given to the students by their parents.

How the world has changed. . .

Tomorrow I plan to spend part of our school day remembering and teaching my children about September 11, 2001. Here are some links that I am finding that we may use. Feel free to add any you know of too.

Patriot Day and Remembering September 11.
These sites list several others for your consideration. Some of the sites include lesson plans.


  1. I wish my children's teachers had felt the way you did. They watched tv all day and came home terrified.

    We homeschool now.

  2. I heard a teacher point out yesterday that we have to teach those who were too small to understand (or not born at all) about September 11. I hadn't even thought of it in that way before (as an historic event.) I think I'll wait one more year until my son is 4 to explain the tragedy to him. Thanks for including your second blog in your email--glad I was able to pop over! How do you find the time?!