Professional Development Workshops
Memory and Memorials: The Legacy of 9/11
A partnership between the 9/11 Tribute Center and Facing History and Ourselves
January 31, 2014, 8:30 – 3:00
Location: 9/11 Tribute Center, 120 Liberty Street, NYC
In a Facing History and Ourselves classroom, students often wrestle with difficult, tragic moments in history – moments where individuals make choices that inspire us and trouble us. How do communities choose to remember these tragedies? What purpose does public memory serve? By focusing on the example of the 9/11 attacks, this workshop will explore how Facing History educators can bring issues of memory and memorials into their classrooms. We will start the day at the 9/11 Tribute Center to engage in the personal stories of 9/11 told by those who were there. Five immersive environments provide first-person perspective through videos, artifacts, photos and personal stories. We will then visit the 9/11 Memorial led by Tribute Center guides who will share their own story of that day. We will engage in discussions and activities to connect these themes and ideas to other Facing History and Ourselves content.
All attendees will receive classroom resources from both the 9/11 Tribute Center and Facing History and Ourselves.
The $20 registration fee to the 9/11 Tribute Center covers the cost of the Exhibition and Memorial site tours, resources, and a light breakfast.
Teacher comments about 9/11 Tribute Center's workshops:
"I wanted to teach this subject and now feel that I have a wealth of resources available to me. The 9/11 Tribute Center and the personal stories were so very powerful and reinforced my beliefs about 9/11 education. This workshop was so powerful and impactful."
"Before this workshop I did not know how to make this real to my young students, after the workshop I have many new strategies and so many resources to pull from."
"I have a much better sense of how to develop lessons and curriculum. This workshop really reinforced the idea that this is a really crucial part of US history."
"I learned how to incorporate this subject into other units of study including citizenship and tolerance.... Teenagers need to learn about the dangers of stereo-typing I was left with a feeling of hope."
"Talking with other educators helped me to feel less alone and I am more comfortable with my own feelings about 9/11 and teaching a more complete account of these events."
"Hearing the docents offer their powerful connection to 9/11 was very meaningful and enriching... The impact of the oral histories that were shared with us was tremendous and unforgettable."
Understanding our Post 9/11 World
The Impact of Terrorism and Moving into the Future in NYC
Offered in July 2013 by
9/11 Tribute Center / Facing History and Ourselves
Two-day workshop in July 2014, TBA