Almost twenty years have passed since Al-Qaeda attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania.
Although most Americans can vividly remember watching the horror of 9/11 unfold on live television, an entire generation of American children has grown up without any firsthand memories of the attack.
Most of today’s college students were too young to know or notice what happened on 9/11, while all middle school and elementary school students had not even been born when the attack happened.
With this in mind, many public schools across the United States teach lessons regarding 9/11 on the anniversary of the attacks. Some schools play video documentaries about the attack. Some hold a moment of silence for the victims. Some host school-wide memorial events. Some play live footage of ceremonies in New York City and elsewhere. Some do all of this and more. . . (READ MORE)
Dr. Abbas Barzegar, PhD serves as the Research & Advocacy Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Esq. serves as Deputy Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.