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Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School students create a ‘Hallway of Heroes’

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At Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School , students in Mr. Burger and Ms. Piacentini’s classes participated in reflective assignments as part of their terrorism unit, as it coincided with Sept. 11.

Students were tasked with making connections between what they learned about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and how modern life continues to be impacted by that day. They focused on the question, “What are some of the positive aspects that were brought to light on Sept. 11?”

First, students were asked to interview someone who lived through and was affected by the terrorist attacks. Students came up with questions and spoke to their interview subjects about their unique experiences.

Then, they created a “Hallway of Heroes.” Students chose an everyday hero in their own lives and created a mini poster. Students were asked to include a picture or symbol as well as a word that encompasses what makes their chosen person a hero.

Beyond these projects, students were presented with a Sept.11 Museum and Memorial timeline that included primary sources and recordings, an ESPN “Outside the Lines” piece titled, “The Man in the Red Bandana,” and articles from The New York Times to learn about the day’s impact.

Date Added: 9/22/2023