Skip to comments.Schoolchildren Get ‘Trivia Questions' About 9/11 Attack (a "happy commemorative event")
Posted on 08/08/2006 9:15:36 AM PDT by presidio9
An activity book for children about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks being distributed to schools with funding from Keyspan, North Fork Bank, and the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges contains pages of "trivia questions" and math problems about the attack.
The booklet, funded in part by an event involving Olympic silver medal winner Nancy Kerrigan, is intended to make for "a happy 9/11 commemorative event," said Tara Modlin, the founder of the organization distributing it, Stars, Stripes & Skates."To teach kids about an event so morbid, we needed to make something fun for them," she said.
But the pamphlet is already drawing criticism from at least one victim's family member. Monica Iken, a former elementary school teacher whose husband died in the World Trade Center attacks, called the booklets inappropriate. "It doesn't make sense to me to have young children doing math equations 9/11 related," she said. "Education is for history and telling the story that is appropriate about heroes and the day, not doing activities unless they are healing activities, and not sitting around doing a booklet."
Stars, Stripes & Skates, an organization that hosts an annual ice-skating fund-raiser that commemorates the September 11 attacks, is currently distributing 10,000 booklets, which include math equations involving the numbers nine and 11, a connect-the-dot exercise that shows New York's old skyline, a word search for keywords such as "Osama bin Laden," "Twin Towers," and "Taliban," and various "trivia questions." The booklets are being delivered to schools and ice rinks across the Northeast.
In the clues for the "word search," Mayor Giuliani's name is misspelled.
Ms. Modlin said her main goal was to use "child-friendly articles" to inspire children to ask questions of their parents and guardians about September 11th. "It's a tough word, Osama
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Harding should've aimed higher...
So I take it they also have such a book to initiate discussions on the Holocaust?
What is wrong with some people?
I don't remember anyone making WWII a fun event for me to learn about when I was in school. I am very worried about generations of children being taught distorted history. Even young children can handle the truth.
The math trivia section includes equations that show "relationships" between "the mystery number 11" and the attacks, such as "9/11, 9+1+1 =," which children should find equals 11.
Was this section written by Louis Fahrakahn?
Here's a math equation that should make everyone happy:
USA - All Muslims = A good start
"a happy 9/11 commemorative event,"
Which word does not belong in above sentence?
The problem is that the elephant in the room is that there is a reluctance to point fingers of blame or to admit that something catastrophic could happen again.
I guess we should be grateful that the booklet doesn't have a picture of President Bush putting a bomb in the WTC. Is Kerrigan one of those nutty 9/11 deniers?
Word of advice - Before giving money to any of these groups that want to do a children's book, see what you are paying for first, or you'll probably pay double later.
From the article it appears that she was a volunteer for a fundraiser. It doesn't sound like she was hands on in the development of the book.
In Hitler's Table Talk, Hitler laid out a plan that he would not allow conquered peoples to learn any of their history. To deprive the youth a sense of history is the first step in eradicating any concept of the nation and with it patriotism, the notion of traditionalism, and a sense of rights/liberties. This would make them perfect for the economic slavery which was to be their destiny.
Instead of having no history taught, nowadays it is fashionable to teach watered-down and revisionist history. The ends are the same, and the means might be even more effective (as it seeks to destroy patriotism rather than cause it to be forgotten).
good grief. Maybe they should do a Holocaust one too. geesh
No wonder boys are losing interest in school.
A decade ago when our first was in high school, I would have conniptions over his history book. Events I lived through were already being distorted. Our other one was in elementary school during 9/11. Their teacher always had the tv on FOX so the class all saw it as it happened so have a pretty good grasp of what really occurred.
Weil, Gotshal was involved in this?
I think the idea of keeping 9/11 in the mind of kids - who were probably too young to really understand it when it happened - is good, but they should have examined the content a little better. I grew up in the 50s, and we never had a "fun Pearl Harbor Day," even though the Japanese were no longer a threat at that time.
Islam still is a threat, btw.
It's the old Commie trick. Take a notable athlete, a hero figure, have the athlete push the party line to impressionable youngsters. And it is happening in the NAU!!!!
This is in the poorest taste.
What's next, a playground game about slavery?
God forbid that they are told the truth; it might traumatize the kids. They would need to hire trauma counselors.
One word comes to mind here. "Creepy!"
If Weil, Gotshal & Manges is involved, it can't be good. Same goes for Skadden and Shearman & Sterling. Actually, any fancy pants nyc law firm is suspect.
This is such a great idea, let's carry it further!
A "Fun with the Holocaust" activity book is in order.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you hadn't noticed, we are surrounded by idiots.
What the ____? You can't make this stuff up but are that many people that terminally stupid??? Letter writing time.
p.s. - never did like Nancy Kerrigan, either. :-D
"Fun with the Holocaust" Joke book:
Aha! Here's where they're hiding!
What percentage of the NYFD was killed on 9/11?
What percentage of the 9/11 hijackers were illegal aliens?
I'm sure we can come up with some more....
If this pamphlet ends up in my children's classrooms September....
You will be seeing me in the newspapers and on TV.
more than likely, any quote of mine will be edited due to FCC violations.
"Math questions?" Even before I got to the quote from the lady who lost her husband in the attacks, my son was shouting this. He was 7 when it happened. I have a wonderful postcard I have had for eight years that shows a U.S. flag in front of World Trade Center. He was 10 before he could look at that postcard. When it first happened he built up his Legos and kept crashing his toy plane into them. He didn't understand what had really happened.(in talking to other women they have said their
boys did the same thing. I guess it was a way to work things out) He was trying to figure out how that plane could have crashed that way.
My husband and I explained it to him as best as we could.
A year later he still couldn't really comprehend it.
It's something that he still gets emotional about.
His siblings were to young to remember what happened that day. But, even my 8 year old daughter was disgusted by the thought of this book.
So, my son's gagging noises before the article was finished pretty much sums it up.
This crap is brought to you by the 'coalition' WTC group, a la Hillary Clinton. This group does nothing but propagandize and milk monies.
Mein Führer, Hillary, did you own the board game, Kill the Jew, while growing up?
Maybe she's equating it with something like filling out a MadLibs book or some such thing.
As far as her healing activities comment, that lost me too. The very term brings to mind those weird "trust exercises" they make you do on "team building" corporate outings (like falling backwards, blindfolded, expecting folks to catch you, etc.)
"In the clues for the "word search," Mayor Giuliani's name is misspelled"
I wouldn't vote for him for President.
I DO invite him to run for NJ Governor.
Of all the LCR's, he is the only one I like.
And our electorate is locked up so we can never get a conservative.
I wouldn't vote for him either, but my point was that Hillary is trailing Giuliani in most NY polls for president. She can not possibly win without NY.
How in the He11 can ANYBODY consider the death of 3000 Americans a "a happy commemorative event?"
Blows me away.
The kids should look at this instead of coloring books.
And BTW, we're not talking about toddlers or Kindergardeners here. If the kids are old enough to be doing word searches and connect the dots they are old enough to be told and understand that Osama killed a lot of Americans that day. Commemorate that.
I understood. She hates him.
Then I guess they will start stringing pinatas to celebrate Oklahoma City. And don't forget the festive December 7 gifts and candies.
A role playing game about BillyJeff and Monica -- oh wait, they're already teaching that.
If true, that makes her stupid as hell.
Only a dipsh*t liberal could come up with this idea.
GOD help us !
Not only that, he warped Germany's history and science to conform to ideology, such as the efforts of the Ahnenerbe.
What comes after making it "fun"?
How about pretending like it didn't happen at all.
NONE of the persons involved in the fund raising are jumping up and down screaming mad???
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