Many of us remember where we were on September 11, 2001. However, not everyone can say that. Many students that attend school in Edgar were just a few years old at the time. Now, teachers are doing what they can to make sure students understand. Mr. Huss teaches middle and high school Social Studies.
He said, "I think it's important to teach 9/11 to make sure the kids never forget what happened that day." He's doing all he can to do just that, but there's a challenge, most of the students he teaches were only a few years old at the time. That's why Mr. Huss is showing movies and having discussions with his students about what happened 11 years ago.
He says at the middle school level, he focuses on the facts of what happened, but at the high school level, he goes a little more in depth. Mr. Huss said, "I think while the age difference is there and they don't have that, this is what I was doing, they don't have that memory they still respect and they still do understand the significance of 9/11."
But teachers and district leaders hope they walk away from class with much more than just an understanding of what happened on September 11. "It's really important that our students know how that affected us, how it's changed our lives each day we go to airports and we go through security, the global issues," says Edgar Superintendent Dave Brandvold.