Skip to comments.N.J. schools will offer lessons in "tolerance" about 9/11 attacks
Posted on 07/13/2011 6:59:10 PM PDT by combat_boots
TRENTON Students in New Jersey, a state that lost about 700 residents in the Sept. 11 attacks, can soon get classroom lessons on the attacks, from the history of terrorism to the heroics of regular people.
Acting state Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf is scheduled to join with a volunteer task force Thursday to unveil a curriculum revolving around Sept. 11.
Implementing the curriculum, which features lessons for students from kindergarten through high school, will be voluntary and open to schools public and private, in New Jersey or elsewhere. Schools in France and Missouri have expressed interest, organizers say.
Donna Gaffney, a co-founder of the 4 Action Initiative, which put the lessons together, said they fit in with New Jersey's school content standards.
"It's important for the kids to be able to understand what happened. This was a national tragedy. So many lives were lost. It's important that we remember not only those people who lost their lives but also had people came together," said Dena Ann Drobish, a third-grade teacher in Parsippany-Troy Hills who helped developed the lessons and has tried them out over the past two years.
The project was conceived by Maryellen Salamone, a co-founder of Families of September 11. Former Gov. Thomas Kean, the co-chairman of the federal Sept. 11 Commission, suggested the tone for the lessons.
It's not the first set of lessons about the attacks, but it's aiming to be particularly expansive.
The curriculum seeks to look at many aspects of the attacks in age-appropriate ways, mostly leaving out the grisly images of the day. There are 56 lessons geared to different age groups.
In the first days of school, for instance which will fall right around the 10th anniversary of the attacks Drobish plans to use a lesson about a retired fireboat that was used to help fight the fires at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
The students who will be in her class this fall were born after the attacks. Some of them know details, she said, and others don't. And in her area, only about 25 miles from Manhattan, there are families who lost people in the attacks.
She said she likes the lessons because they emphasize the good that grew out of the tragedy, which she says is needed for students as young as the ones she teaches.
Gaffney said older students will have more complicated lessons, including examining the history of terrorism and examining "The Rising," the song Bruce Springsteen wrote in reaction to the attacks.
The lessons recommend some kind of action. The suggestions range from creating art about tolerance to planning service projects to honor or remember people from their school communities.
"The lesson is that extremism and hate can lead to the ultimate consequence of thousands of innocent people being murdered," said Phil Kirschner, who chairs the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, part of a coalition that developed the curriculum. "We try to teach our students to be what we call 'upstanders,' and not bystanders. If you see hateful speech or actions, you need to confront it."
Drobish, the teacher, said that before she had the lesson plans, she had another approach to talking with students about Sept. 11: "very carefully."
Smash their windows
Sick, just sick. These people want to turn America over to Islam because they feel bad about themselves, they want to feel good about reaching out.
At that moment, on that day, and every day since, I have known only this...
Fist-clenching, jaw-grinding, impotent rage at the assault on my home, my city, my Country. Pacing through the house like a caged beast, screaming curses at the obscenities flashing before my eyes. Vowing vengeance and justice for my Country and my neighbors, to whichever deity was listening.
Sound good to you? Well it does to me!
Yes, I this want war. I demand it. I demand that violence be visited upon the enemies of my Nation. I just wish that I be one of the fortunate ones who get the chance to face the foes of America, and hurl them screaming into Allah’s arms.
But their ends, for all my labors, would be too quick. I want death for the enemy to be a lingering, burning, screaming, pleading death, just like the 3,000 who were murdered two years ago.
Watching Fox news, I got to see revenge, live and in flaming color. I reveled in the vengeance from the skies, thundering clouds of flames like the anger and wrath of God.
I want war. I want vengeance. I want flaming holy justice to descend upon the enemies of freedom, be they Muslim or Marxist. I want blood in their streets. I want ash in their skies. And I want the cry to ring throughout the land, from the book of Revelations: “Lord, Your anger is upon the wicked is righteous and just!”
If that disturbs, offends, or troubles anyone, tough. Police Officers and Soldiers have 1st Amendment rights, just like YOU do. Your rights are guaranteed by people like me, here and abroad. You are free tonight, because we are ready to keep you safe to do so. Remind a Cop or a soldier today, how you feel.
No, I won’t forget or forgive, either. Join me today, and every day, in the loss and the anger. The job’s not done. This anger won’t stop, until it is finished..
I want to hunt these bastards down where ever they hide and exterminate them. No negotiations, No reasoning, No prisoners. Just dead. Years from now, I want their children’s children’s children’s children to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead because their legends tell of fire from the sky.
I want them to hide in dark caves and holes in the earth, shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters crawling over the earth, spitting death and destruction.
I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with “If you don’t behave, the Pale Destroyers from America, will come for you”. and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience.
I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern God from across the sea and the powerful Americans .. destroyed their forefathers’ wickedness.”
NEVER FORGET... NEVER FORGIVE!!!!!!!
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Posted on July 12, 2011 at 8:11pm by Tiffany Gabbay
Tolerance for the murderers, groping for the children of the innocent as part of the price for freedowm of movement.
Crazy fricking world.
I agree with you TOTALLY! I feel the exact same way.
What pantywaste crap!....
Somehow I doubt radical Muslims are the ones who will be encouraged to be tolerant.
‘Love’ does not appear in the Koran. Ever.
Posters. Big posters. Paraded in front of every school which decides to adopt this proposed abortion, every day if possible.
Of course with the word "islam" prominently diplayed on every image.
Tolerance that, Muslim Mass Murderers.
You “tolerate” things which annoy you, sicken and disgust you, but have no real power to harm you.
Islam in intolerable, because it will eventually kill you if tolerated.
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