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Abstract

This is a story that takes place more than a year after September 11, 2001. It is about the complex, ongoing ways that this event has affected curriculum. It is also about the thoughtful and ingenuous ways that eleven- year-old students at the Bank Street School for Children came to “re-vision” the World Trade Center site through three different perspectives.

Author Biography

Alexandra Weisman is a sixth grade teacher at the Bank Street School for Children. She holds a M.Ed. from Bank Street College and a B.A. in psychology from Bates College. An interest in the emotional world of young adolescents has always influenced her thinking and work in the classroom. She wants her students to make meaning out of their experiences and connect what they do with curriculum to the larger contexts of their lives.

 

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