MICHAEL PARENTI ~ THE STRUGGLE FOR HISTORY
Every nation writes and teaches their young history from their individual standpoint and people of other nations would be shocked to know how they are portrayed in other cultures. This is just the way things are done, but it does make finding the truth difficult.
In the case of 911, the truths and lies are so blatant, there is so much available material, that it should be possible to prevent the truth being buried beneath educational blarney like the material below. A lot has gone down on our watch, too much but this is one we should be able to nip in the bud. We know the truth. We have the material. We teach our children the truth. We do not let them be bent to these lies that have changed our world so much to the worse. We speak of our dissent to educators, school boards, officials, and we let our disagreement be known.
And we teach our young the truth patiently and keep their eyes open to honesty. This situation cannot become another similar to the Holocaust where even one small detail deviation from the official party line can result in problems from the like of Abe Foxman. We know how science and truth have been detoured from that horrible time, and now we see it happening again if we do not take action and keep the truth alive.
The lies and propaganda of the 9/11 false flag attacks are moving into the classroom, courtesy of Rudy Giuliani and some of his partners in crime. Your tax money will pay for the lesson plan.
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Programing Students About 9/11; Hunting Terrorists Globally
The poor children of today and tomorrow. Propaganda is hard at work to keep the gears of the “Global War of Terror” in working order. The Obama Administration, along with the Bush’s and Clinton’s, Bankers and Oiler’s, Intelligence agencies and more must continue the LIES OF SEPTEMBER THE 11th, 2001 in order for that to happen.Source: AP
The post below taken from the AP shows exactly how they will train the youth of tomorrow. By using Google Earth to hunt for terrorist’s they will remind the youth who were ” ..not even alive at the time of the attacks” of why they must support the endless war.
It also means the surge of police abuses will continue along with corporate control of the individual. I suppose if you don't have your children out of public schools, now would be a good time.
Remember to breathe when you read this article. -ed
NEW YORK ~
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined Sept. 11 family members and college professors on Tuesday at a hotel blocks from the World Trade Center site to unveil a plan to teach middle and high school students about the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The 9/11 curriculum, believed to be the first comprehensive educational plan focusing on the attacks, is expected to be tested this year at schools in New York City, California, New Jersey, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois and Kansas.
It was developed with the help of educators by the Brick, N.J.-based Sept. 11 Education Trust, and was based on primary sources, archival footage and more than 70 interviews with witnesses, family members of victims and politicians, including Giuliani and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a New York senator at the time of the attacks.
FOR A PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF GIULIANI READ HERE.
FOR A PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF HILARY CLINTON READ HERE.
The curriculum is taught through videos, lessons and interactive exercises, including one that requires students to use Google Earth software to map global terrorist activity.
One of the main goals is to help students entering middle and high school, who may been too young to have strong memories of the attacks, to develop a tangible connection to what happened.
“In a few years, we will be teaching students who were not even alive at the time of the attacks,” said Anthony Gardner, the executive director of the Sept. 11 Education Trust.
Giuliani said that the curriculum can help students to think critically about the attacks as both a historical event and one that shapes the present, noting the continued threat of terrorism and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
For the professors who helped to develop the plan through the Taft Institute for Government at Queens College, creating that framework to understanding how 9/11 affects today’s policies was critical to the endeavor, and part of the challenge
“The real trick is to get kids to see that it’s not just a dramatic event like 9/11 that connects them to these issues, it’s connected to their lives in the everyday, said Michael A. Krasner, a political scientist at Queens College. He said a range of viewpoints are reflected in the curriculum, including from Muslim scholars, to enrich the discussion.
The curriculum was designed so that teachers could tailor it to their own classrooms, but it gives an open-eyed view of 9/11, Gardner said.
“We’re not sugarcoating the event,” said Gardner, whose brother died in the World Trade Center. “We’ve included images that are challenging.”
Students and professors are invited to participate on a Web site developed around the curriculum, where they can share their own videos, lesson plans and discuss the questions raised in their classrooms.
The curriculum was tried out in 2008 at the River Dell Regional High School, a roughly 1,000-student high school in Oradell, N.J., about 20 miles north of Manhattan.
It costs $99 per license through Sept. 18, 2009. After that, it will cost $129. The money will go toward the development of more teaching materials on 9/11.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has also developed educational materials for high schools, which are intended to augment classroom discussions, not to serve as an in-depth curriculum.
Survivors, families develop school lessons on attacks
As the eighth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, at least two new curriculums about the terrorist attacks are aiming for voluntary use in New Jersey schools.
On Tuesday, the September 11th Education Trust, a non-profit group of survivors and victims' families, unveiled its interactive curriculum. It includes 70 video interviews with witnesses, victims' families, rescuers and politicians that include Rudolph Giuliani, New York City's mayor during the crisis. Discussion questions aim to help students debate the government's role in disasters, the nature of heroism and foreign policy issues.
Meanwhile, a consortium including the non-profit Families of September 11, Liberty Science Center and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is piloting a K-12 curriculum with more than 160 age-appropriate lessons. Topics for elementary schools focus on human behavior, such as bullying and standing up against injustice, while guides for high school students delve into the thorny issues of global security and civic action.
"The take-away point is what students can do to make the world a safer place," said Donna Gaffney, co-director of the curriculum project known as the "4 Action Initiative."
Former Gov. Thomas H. Kean has worked with the consortium, along with MaryEllen Salamone, a mother of three in North Caldwell who lost her husband in the attacks. She said it is crucial for children to understand terrorism worldwide, not just that one day's catastrophe.
"So many children now define terrorism as the attacks of 9/11," she said. "But it's widespread and more complex than that. If children are going to be our leaders of tomorrow, they need to understand what terrorism is. It's an awful reality and a global issue." (more BS propaganda here)
I doubt that the 'lesson plan' will include an honest physics discussion on the free fall collapses of the three WTC towers.
Physics is not that important anyway when raising kids to be 'warriors' in the 'war on terror.'