As published in the Fordham Foundation's Terrorists, Despots, and Democracy: What Our Children Need to Know.
September 11, 2001 was a catastrophic day in our history. But its aftermath became a chapter in the newest lesson about America's character. As Americans are wont to do, many tried to bring some good out of 9/11. For many teachers, that meant using the first anniversary to teach children lessons that needed to be learned, including some that many adults had forgotten.