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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11 In My Classroom

On September 10 in my American Government/Current Events class, I presented a very effective lesson on 9/11. I made the day “come alive” for my students and the parents who were sitting in on the class. Not a dry eye in the room by the time I was done.

I personalized the lesson with details that my students will never read in history books: the days-long chirping of those cell phones at Ground Zero, the very small body parts, the pink mist in the air, the several hours I spent as I awaited word of the fate of one of my friends in the Pentagon (He, a wonderful man with several kids and a disabled wife, was called out of the building, out of the very room that was destroyed, a few minutes before the plane struck), the children who perished in the day care center at the Pentagon, tales of recovery personnel and what they went through in those weeks following 9/11, the anthrax attacks (the devil in the mail box), the many lost freedoms and the many resulting inconveniences, how this generation will never be as free as my generation, the travesty of the Flight 93 Memorial, and more — including the whitewash of Islam and my anger at today’s dhimmitude and political correctness.

I spoke without notes.

I spoke from the heart.

The last segment of my lesson plan consisted of playing Bruce Springsteen’s “You’re Missing” on the classroom's excellent sound system:

6 comments:

Indigo Red said...

Good for you, AOW. And good for the class.

R said...

You should video the talk you give. It would be a good memorial in of itself.

Elizabeth Gonzalez said...

Very beautiful AOW. No more words.....

Reliapundit said...

"... how this generation will never be as free as my generation, the travesty of the Flight 93 Memorial, and more — including the whitewash of Islam and my anger at today’s dhimmitude and political correctness."

these contribute to our increasingly shaky ability to defend our nation and allies and civilization.

i think a few nations in europe might very well elect islamist parliaments that will begin to install sharia and dhimmitude before there's another major attack.

Reliapundit said...

i think creeping/stealth islamization is obama's strategy as creeping/stealth socialism is.

Average American said...

There's at least 1 classroom full of very fortunate students. I hope they know just how lucky they are to have you!