Children First: Remembering 9/11

This day was marked by memorials and observances of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Teachers also used the events of two years ago as a teaching tool.

In Shelia Walker's English class at Kate Griffin Junior High, students were asked to express their feelings about the tragedy on paper.

"Not only the terrorists came, but it was also my grandmother's birthday on Sept. 11," said Tony Jones, a student at Kate Griffin. "And it kind of made me more sad because my grandmother is deceased."

"I learned that there's a lot of bad people in the world and you shouldn't trust everyone," Labresha Brown said.

"I wrote about how the Twin Towers fell, how they destroyed it and what happened to the nation, what it did to the nation," said Jimmie Rush. "I learned that we need to stick together."

"If there's something that we can do in the classroom that can help prepare this generation for these type of events, then we feel like we've accomplished something," said assistant principal Howard Hagwood.

Some students put their feelings into words, while others chose to draw pictures.


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