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NJ educators use 9/11 lesson plans, seek 9/11 Memorial Museum resources

The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be rife with emotion. It will be a time to reflect, process, and learn from the events of the day. New Jersey educators plan to seize on this moment by educating their pupils with a 9/11 curriculum that is both probing and in-depth.

With the lesson plans nearly complete, a group of the educators recently journeyed to the 9/11 Memorial to find a missing piece: collections from the 9/11 Museum.

New Jersey teachers hope to enhance their materials with recorded survivors’ stories and artifacts, NJ Spotlight reports.  Jan Ramirez, Chief Curator of the Museum, believes in the power of these items. "Some of these materials are really hard to absorb because of the context, but it seems for young people, who maybe are more used to violent images, it is a way for them to connect with the stories," she said in the online report.

The curriculum, "Learning from the Challenges of Our Time: Global Security, Terrorism, and 9/11 in the Classroom,” will be accessed online and house over 100 lesson plans.

By Norm Dannen, Public Affairs Associate