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AES: September 11th - Lessons in Leadership

Posted Date: 09/14/2017

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     For many of us “September 11th” holds significant memories and most of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on that day in 2001.  It is hard to imagine that for our students, those events are part of a history lesson about a day that happened sixteen years ago, ten years before many of our students were even born.  While the tragic details of that fateful day are not the focus of lessons with such young learners, our teachers use September 11th lessons to remind children that even after bad things happen, tomorrow always brings a new day and how real-life people can be heroes and leaders.

     Mrs. Creel’s first grade class read the book September 12th: We Knew Everything Would Be Alright, which was written and illustrated by a first grade class in Kennet, Missouri, in 2002.  Mrs. Creel used the book to lead her class in a discussion about how we can all be heroes and leaders in our own lives and at school before making bracelets to remember the heroes from Sept 11th.

Students made bracelets honoring the heroes of September 11, 2001. Mrs. Creel's class learned how everyday people can be heroes and leaders.