N.J. Adopts Curriculum Dealing With Terrorism

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In New Jersey, a new curriculum has been designed to help teachers talk about terrorism in class. Relatives of Sept. 11 victims helped write the lessons.


As FBI officials learn to tread carefully, so do teachers talking about terrorism in class. In New Jersey, a new, optional curriculum has been designed to help. It's called "Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism and 9/11 in the Classroom." Relatives of 9/11 victims helped write the lessons.

INSKEEP: Elementary students learn about trees as symbols of remembrance. Middle-schoolers pick apart the Patriot Act. And high school students ask each other who is a terrorist. New Jersey teachers can use the new lessons this fall.

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