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A Time for Remembrance: 9/11 and Beyond

The A Time For Remembrance: 9/11 and Beyond colloquium reflected on the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 in Somerset, Pa. This event provided an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with the goal of providing a framework for understanding the history and impact of these attacks on the nation.

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diana Hess 

Dr. Hess is a professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison an an expert on addressing controversial issues in the classroom. Since 1998 Hess has been researching what young people learn from deliberating highly controversial political and constitutional issues in schools. She has recently completed a study of what curricula communicate about terrorism, 9/11, and its aftermath. A similar study examining how textbooks treat Brown v. Board of Education was published in 2004. An article that Hess wrote about ideological perspectives in documentary films received the Most Learned Article of 2007 award from the Association of Educational Publishers. Hess is the author of Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion (2009), which received the 2009 exemplary research award from the National Council for the Social Studies. 

Keynote Speakers: Professors Jack Zevin and Michael Krasner

Queens College of the City University of New York. Co-Directors, Taft Institute for Government. Developed a curriculum for high school students that aids teachers in presenting the events of Sept. 11 to the classroom.