Educators Still Grapple With How to Teach 9/11
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Many Bay Area cities are holding public memorials today to mark 11 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The question of how to talk about these attacks in schools has been a central issue for educators, starting moments after the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
In California, the event is still too recent to be included in the state's official public school curriculum. And with every passing year, it becomes less of a current event that students would remember firsthand, and more a part of history that they learn about through their parents, the media and teachers.
History teacher Michael Rosenberg has thought a lot about how to keep the events of 9/11 relevant to his students at Balboa High School in San Francisco. Host Stephanie Martin talks with Mr. Rosenberg, who chairs the History Department at Balboa.
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