• Lessons about 9/11 offered to New Jersey students

    Date: 08.12.11 | by Judge Tom.

    Students in public and private schools in New Jersey will have the opportunity to learn about the attacks on September 11, 2001. The state education department has approved a curriculum with lessons for kindergarten through high school.

    The program is voluntary and the lessons are designed for age-appropriate presentations. There are 56 lessons in all that have been tested by teachers over the past two years.

    In memory of World Trade Center by Francisco Diez (Flickr)

    The more graphic photos from the event are left out. Third-graders, for example, will be given a lesson this fall about a retired fireboat that was used to help fight the fires at the World Trade Center on September 11th. Older students will have more in-depth lessons about the history of terrorism and the heroics of ordinary people.

    New Jersey shares a border with New York, one of three terrorist hits on 9/11. New Jersey lost 700 residents during the attack. Third-grade teacher, Dena Ann Orobish, helped develop the lessons. She explains that “It’s important for the kids to be able to understand what happened. This was a national tragedy. So many lives were lost. It’s important that we remember not only those people who lost their lives but also how people came together.”

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • Askthejudge.info
      Sat, 13 Aug 2011 at 12:40

      New blog post: Lessons about 9/11 offered to New Jersey students http://t.co/BjRlZXs

    • Tulsa Divorce Attorney
      Tue, 16 Aug 2011 at 03:31

      Students of this generation will be too young to remember 9/11. It is important that they learn about it in school much like the rest of us learned about the attacks on Pearl Harbor in school.

    • Tulsa Divorce
      Wed, 17 Aug 2011 at 09:14

      Students need to learn about 9/11. It is very important. 9/11 is a key date in American History.

    • Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer
      Thu, 18 Aug 2011 at 06:23

      8/11 is like Pearl Harbor in that they are both days that will live in infamy. Young people should be taught about both of these days during their school years.

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