DAY 275: Today, We Are All History Teachers

I can remember exactly where I was when I heard the news, 10 years ago today. I remember the skies getting quiet when all air traffic stopped. I remember the lines at the gas pump wrapped around the block. I remember being glued to the TV all night long. I remember my stomach aching for the people that were there. And I have watched our world change since.

Nine what? I No comprendo yet, Dad!

Jake will learn about today in a history class years from now. So will some of your kids. I think of older relatives that lived through the Great Depression and can tell us exactly what it was like. In this case, we are all history teachers.

2 thoughts on “DAY 275: Today, We Are All History Teachers

  1. You're right, we are. I've just started to dip my toe into this particular pool with my 4 year old daughter, and it's daunting. One thing that helps me a little is to remember that to them, it's history. It's not a lived experience – like the Vietnam War or World War II was for us. That makes it feel a little safer – for them. For a while, anyway. When you're ready, there are a couple of great children's books about 9/11: Fireboat! The Adventures of the John J. Harvey and 14 Cows for America.

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