Today was a difficult day. It caught me by surprise.
We watched a few clips from the History channel, and I answered their questions. Well, I tried to answer their questions.
I still have questions.
It really hit me hard this year. I think because to this year's group, it was something that happened a long time ago. A long time ago...
Before they were born.
And for me, it was yesterday and the memories are still raw.
I teared up when I tried to explain the events of 9/11 to them. Just like them, I find it unbelievable and heart wrenching, still. I could not explain to them why people would hate so much, that they would do something like that to other people.
I came home and saw this video, Boatlift- An Untold Tale of 9/11Resilience.
My brother shared this video link on Facebook. I cried some more. I wish I had seen this sooner.
Tomorrow, we are going to watch this little video and talk about the amazing things that regular people did that day to help total strangers.
Thought someone else out there might want to do the same with their students.