New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
The 9/11 terrorist attacks are the subject of a new course that will be taught in America's classrooms.
Aimed at junior high and high school students and initially targeted for schools in New York City, California, New Jersey, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois and Kansas, if successful, the course will be offered nationwide.
"The 9/11 terrorist attacks are among the most pivotal and dramatic event in America's history," says Steven M. Centore, author of the new book One of Them: A First Responder's Story. "The attacks continue to reverberate throughout the country and the world and for that reason alone should be taught to every kid."
Mr. Centore is a federal employee, a 9/11 first responder, a nuclear physicist and a Navy veteran who has appeared at congressional hearings to advocate for the medical care and financial support of the thousands of first responders who were made ill by contaminants when the World Trade Center collapsed. His book details his own personal experience at Ground Zero on 9/11 and after.
"On September 11, 2001 our nation's path was forever altered. Later, as we went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, our course was again changed. Thousands of Americans have been killed or wounded, more than a trillion dollars have been spent on the ongoing 'war against terror,' and our government has passed Draconian laws against our citizenry--leaving us with an uncertain future," adds Mr. Centore.
The 9/11 course was developed by the New-Jersey-based September 11th Education Trust in collaboration with educators. The curriculum includes:
- Videos, lectures and interactive exercises
- Interviews with elected officials including former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Interviews with 9/11 first responders, rescue workers and survivors
- Interviews with 9/11 victims and their family members
- Mapping of terrorist activities via Google Earth
"It's very important that we help our younger generations understand what really happened that day and why people sacrificed their health and even their lives in the rescue and clean up efforts," says Mr. Centore.
To learn more about how you can help or to buy the nationally acclaimed book One of Them: A First Responder's Story, visit http://www.SteveCentore.com or http://www.wadv-oneofthem.com. The book is also available on Borders.com, Target.com, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
For more information about One of Them: A First Responder's Story, contact Steven M. Centore directly at Scentore(AT)yahoo.com.
WORLDWIDE ASSOCIATION OF DISABLED VETERANS, INC. and author Steven M. Centore chose Arbor Books, Inc. (http://www.ArborBooks.com) to design and promote One of Them: A First Responder's Story. Arbor Books is an internationally renowned, full-service book design, ghostwriting and marketing firm.