September 11: Witness and Response

Workshop Date April 30, 2011

Agenda and Resources

Welcome/ Gallery walk
Children’s art (connect)

Introductions/ Overview of the Day
        Overview and “Approaches”
        Optional Assignment

Considering Art (wonder)
        Connie Stewart guest facilitator

Overview of the 9/11 Documentary Collection at (investigate)
         Locating 9/11 Materials at

Should Civics be Patriotic?
       Article from Social Education
       Other possible resources for this topic

Poetry in historical context: Examining 9/11 poems
       Poetry Resources
       Poetry Analysis Tool - Poems as Historical Artifacts

Examining additional resources at
       Considering classroom connections  (construct)

Reflections: Value of Primary Sources

Oral Histories - What they reveal; what shapes them
       Locating and using oral histories at
       Analyzing Oral History  teachers' guide


Classroom applications (express)

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