Thursday, September 17, 2015

Teacher Academy - 9-11 Wall of Remembrance

Teacher Academy students created a Wall of Remembrance in honor of 9/11. The students watched a video of a story written by Jeanette Winters about 9/11 titled "September Roses".  This was inspired by the story of two South African women who arrived in New York City on September 11, 2011 with thousands of roses intended for an international flower show, which was cancelled after the terrorist attack. Given shelter by strangers, the women returned the kindness by arranging their roses in the shape of the twin towers as part of a memorial in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. Winter happened to visit that park and was so moved by the sight that she captured the experience in this story. Click below to listen to the story.