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September 11: Reflections 15 Years Later

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My current students were not yet born September 11, 2001. However, those children old enough to remember, and for those children for whom their lives were forever changed by loss, it will never be forgotten. I showed this CNN Student News segment (click to view) and asked my students to reflect. They wrote their thoughts in their journals, shared them in small groups, and finally we had a profound class discussion. I will post their responses Monday after we review the segment to follow.

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“September 11: Reflections 15 Years Later”

  1. September 11th, 2016 at 8:14 AM      Reply Audrey Says:

    I have heard that many over value themselves. They may have esteem issues but not always bc they under value. Empathy is experiential.

    • September 11th, 2016 at 11:59 AM      Reply Ms. Hayes Says:

      I am sure that the circumstances have catapulted them into a limelight that only a few share, and none would want. The younger of two brothers stated that his mother quit her job and his family has wrapped themselves around him. He forever wears the label and the burden in their family as the one who never knew their dad.

      All of their stories are profound. As you state, “empathy is experiential”; there is no handbook on how tragedy shapes, reshapes, or misshapes us. Most of us don’t know what it’s like to be a survivor of this horror.

      Thanks for your reflection.

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