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September 11th

This is the 14th anniversary of September 11th, in which almost 3000 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack. What did you learn about the terrorist attack of September 11th 2001?

Below is a link to a good educational site to discuss the attacks with your class.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/remembering-9-11/

http://www.national911memorial.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homepage2


What September 11th Means to me 8 Years later

Today is a very sad day in New York History, U.S. history and in World History. Today is September 11th.world_trade_center_taj_mahal_wash_station

Eight years ago just up the street and across the water thousands lost their lives. Others died in the Pentagon and on a plane that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania Maybe people in your families died that day. You can go over the events of that day, and the details and say things like:

  • At 8:46:40: Flight 11 crashes at roughly 490 mph (790km/h or 219m/s or 425 knots) into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC
  • At 9:03: Flight 175 crashes at about 590 mph (950 km/h) into the south face of the South Tower (2 WTC)
  • Total number killed in attacks 2,966 ( but that number does not include those who got sick cleaning up the debris at the site or the deaths in the Iraq war, or the war in Afghanistan)

You can say that:

  • There were 2,595 people in the World Trade Center and near it, including:
  • 343 NYFD firefighters and paramedics
  • 23 NYPD police officers
  • 37 Port Authority police officers
  • 1,402 people in Tower 1
  • 614 people in Tower 2
  • 658 people at one company, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • 1,762 New York residents
  • 674 New Jersey residents
  • 1 NYFD firefighter killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers

But these are just numbers, they don’t really tell the story of the day.

You can look at the pictures. See the buildings and the aftermath.

But 8 years later I think this is all irrelevant. The thing I want to say to you my students this:. cherish the people in your lives. Mothers, brothers, sisters, father, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, neighbors, teachers. Cherish your country, the United States, remember that their are soldiers fighting right now to protect our country. Take nothing in life for granted. Enjoy every moment, enjoy the people in your life. This relates to what we started the school year with our discussion about “Take yourself seriously”. Live your life as if it really counts. Know you words and actions matter, and the best thing you can do is to love other people. Love yourself. Live each day as if it were your only day. Make what you say and do really matter. Be generous, give of yourself to help others. Remember to be kind, tell the people you love that you love them everyday. Work hard and be the best you can be.

I cherish all my students. On this day September 11th I remember this. I remember to cherish my country, my city, my school, my family, my friends and yes all of you my beloved students!.

Love Ms. Broderick

Link to Brainpop movie about 9/11

Link to this day in History 9/11

Nathanael Cameron movie


9/11 Movie by Nathanael From Ms. Roche’s Class

I know it is a little late but here is an animation Movie Made by Our own Nathanael C. (8 years old) on the September 11th attacks. Here it is:

If you are having problems viewing this animation you can also download it at this url

http://www.zshare.net/video/1861007927e9669a/

I asked Nathan how he made this animation.

Well all of my old pointer animations had died, but two of the old ones are still free. So I decided to make new ones. I used power-point, Presto 2, Super Screen recorder( which is giving me trouble) EZ Screen recorder which I using to recover Super Screen recorder, and I used Windows Movie to finish it.


September 11th, 2008

This is the 7th anniversary of September 11th, in which almost 3000 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack. What do you remember about the terrorist attack of September 11th 2001?

Below is a link to a good educational site to discuss the attacks with your class.

http://www.national911memorial.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homepage2