Teaching teens about 9/11 who weren’t born when it happened

Remembering 9/11

Twenty years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, our current high school students were not even born yet to witness the mark it would leave on every aspect of our society.

Inside the classroom, high school social studies teachers are not only teaching kids about global security and the role of our government, but the impact they can have on our society.

Greg Monte and Mike Scherer, social studies teachers at FDR High School in Brooklyn, have a complex job of helping their students understand civic virtue and civic engagement.

Students must think about what role they will play to achieve the world they want.

“Civic virtue is when a person does something good and expects nothing in return. No fortune and fame, nor political power,” Scherer said.

Their lesson includes the major overhaul and security our country has seen, from the waterway surrounding New York City, to the major airports across the country.

The generation that never saw the twin towers standing will be taught the true meaning of One World Trade as a shining example of resiliency.

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