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Abstract

Like most people in New York City, the children in Edstrom's class were affected by the events of September 11. However, not until five weeks later did these particular five- and six year-olds begin to make sense of what happened. Through the use of block play, they were able to explore the difficult emotions and questions we all had about the World Trade Center attack

Author Biography

Lisa Edstrom has been teaching kindergarten for the last nine years. She currently teaches five- and six year-old children at the Bank Street School for Children. Lisa has a B.A. in folklore and mythology from Harvard University, and an M.S. in early childhood education from the Bank Street College of Education.

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