Meriden, CT (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Even though the events of September 11, 2001 happened before many young students were born, EducationWorld.com reports that lesson plans about the terrorist attack continue to be popular with educators.
The timely lessons on the attack were featured in a U-T San Diego News article this week about the different ways teachers are addressing the topic as the nation marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks. The eighth-grade teacher interviewed in the article explained that until recently, his students shared their own memories of the day. Now he approaches the anniversary as a history lesson.
In the news article, EducationWorld.com editor Celine Provini explained that discussing the worst terrorist incident on U.S. soil can be a challenging task. “The lessons help teachers know how to start conversations and respond appropriately,” she said.
“Educators viewed our September 11, 2001 lessons page almost 61,000 times during the past school year,” added Rich Datz, general manager for Education World. “We are pleased that educators are taking full advantage of these free classroom resources, which can help quite a bit in tackling a tough subject.”
Last May, following the death of Osama bin Laden, Education World created a new discussion guide that also proved very popular: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/student_engagers/osama_bin_laden_lesson_plan/does_vengeance_do_more_harm_than_good.shtml
“Our goal was to get high-school age students to consider alternate viewpoints and think about the impact of the event beyond the immediate celebration they were watching in the news coverage,” Provini said.
Timely resources that help students think critically about major events have been increasingly popular with users on Education World, “The Educator’s Best Friend™.” More than 300,000 educators view millions of pages each month. Education World provides free K-12 resources to teachers, administrators and school technology coordinators to enhance instruction and improve student performance. All resources are free all the time, and new content is added daily. Resources include K-12 lesson plans, professional development articles and more.
Education World’s parent company is EDmin. Based in San Diego, EDmin, Inc. offers an enterprise-level platform to support student achievement in a global society. The company has provided instructional and data management systems for more than 15 years and now serves nearly 4 million users in all 50 states and the international market.
Using the company’s flagship product, the INFORM® Learning System, educational leaders can align an entire organization to their unique plan for student success. Because the system is built on an open platform, it links data from any source and provides educators with reports on the progress of every student in a timely manner. The system’s data analytics make it highly effective in developing the organization’s continued plans for student achievement. For more information, please visit http://www.edmin.com.