Several teachers at Miller Place School District’s North Country Road Middle School took the initiative to honor our country’s 9/11 fallen heroes by educating students about the horrific attacks that took place 17 years ago. Mrs. Himmelmann and Mrs. Saulle, two 7th grade English teachers, held lessons that included having students listen to recorded interviews from the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s oral history collection. The videos captured the different perspectives and emotions of three individuals who experienced the 9/11 attacks first hand. Students then reflected on each person’s perspective and touched upon what they found most shocking or moving in each person’s story. To complete the lesson, students remembered a positive or negative memory from their past to write about and share with their teacher.
Mrs. Hibbard, a 6th grade social studies teacher, used a lesson on artifacts to educate students on the 9/11 attacks. The lesson taught students about the significance of artifacts and how they provide us insight into our past. Mrs. Hibbard also shared a video about 9/11 which showed students real-life artifacts, including artifacts recovered from Ground Zero.
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