Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the profound impact on the United States is not hard to see, from heightened domestic-security measures to the U.S. role in conflicts deemed part of a war on terror. What's less obvious is how the attacks have filtered into American classrooms. But in-depth lessons can be found.
Stigmatized by the terrorist attacks, Muslim students feel a continuing obligation to be ambassadors for their faith and their culture. "The feeling that I have about 9/11 is betrayal. I feel very betrayed by [those] people who called themselves Muslim," says one student. "As a Muslim in America, I’m paranoid all the time. I have to set an example."
• Arabic Instruction on Rise in U.S. Schools Since 9/11 (September 9, 2011, Curriculum Matters Blog)
• Education Dept. Unveils Resources Page for Teaching 9/11 (September 2, 2011, Curriculum Matters Blog)
• 'I Became a Teacher on September 11th' (September 7, 2011, Charting My Own Course Blog)
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