Friday, September 9, 2011

In Someone Else's Shoes

I just caught the tail-end of it as I turned on the radio 

to help keep me awake during my long morning drive to the classroom.

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  A local high school history teacher 

had made history with his class

on the anniversary of 9/11

by giving his students a writing exercise. 

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These young people were instructed to reflect 

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on what they had remembered about this 

particular day

and then were challenged to put themselves in  

someone else's shoes
 

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and write diary entries from the 

perspective of someone directly 

affected by the attacks.

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One of his students wrote from the point of view of a passenger 

on board one of the hijacked planes. 

The entry reads as follows:

"As I look at my husband and say, 

'I love you' 

I feel my baby kick for the first 

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and
last time." 

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Make every moment count.



Photo credit links are provided under photos 
Minnesota Public Radio MPR Radio story can be found here