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    September 11
    By Patty

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    Before we get too caught up in units or activities to commemorate Sept. 11, I think we as educators need to really ask ourselves why we would be doing the activities we might do in our classroom. It is important for adults and for those children directly impacted by 911 to commemorate the day. Many children watched way too much of this on TV last year and were traumatized by it then. Spending too much time on it now may just bring up a lot of this anxiety and fear--and for what reason? We need to make sure that we are not doing these types of activities more for ourselves than for the benefit of the kids. In fact, isn't that what Bin Laden would want is to traumatize a new generation of children?????? Just some thoughts.


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