Roundtable: The Past, Present, and Future of September 11

Roundtable: The Past, Present, and Future of September 11
Recorded: Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How has our understanding of the September 11 attacks changed over the last ten years? What are the issues to consider when teaching contemporary history? Join a conversation with leading historians and educators to discuss the challenges of and best practices for teaching recent history and traumatic events. This roundtable introduced essential questions to be considered throughout the conference and was designed to frame the conversation for the remaining sessions.

Duration: 75 minutes

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Panelists included:

Panelist Questions Included:

  • How has our understanding of the 9/11 attacks changed over the last ten years?
  • Are there lessons learned from the teaching of past events that can inform our teaching of this one?
  • What issues should we think about when teaching about September 11?
  • How might we help students evaluate information they see and hear about this event?

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