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9/11: Tragedy & Triumph

3 Credits

What is 9/11: Tragedy & Triumph Course for Teachers?

9/11: Tragedy & Triumph is a professional development course that examines the origins of modern Islamic Fundamentalism and its increasing animosity toward the United States. Students will learn about the life of Osama Bin Laden and the emergence of an international terrorist organization called Al-Qaeda. The course will also examine the debate between the need for security and protection of individual freedom in a Democracy threatened by Terrorism. This course offers a travel option to see the memorials in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, PA, and is aligned to National Standards for grades 5-14. This course is aligned to National Standards U.S. History Content Standards for Grades 5-12, National Council For Social Studies Standards. Teachers will align lessons to include Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies.

What Will You Learn in This PD course?

In this professional development course, you'll analyze the emergence of modern Islamic Fundamentalism and the rise of AlQaeda. At the end of the course, you'll be able to analyze and process the events of 9/11 by creating a lesson plan.

Note: Required textbooks must be acquired separately.

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Rob Buccheri

Rob Buccheri is a Social Studies teacher at Carmel High School in Carmel, NY. He has been teaching American History for 24 years and is a re-enactor for the French and Indian, Revolutionary and Civil War eras. He is a Master Teacher for the Living History Education Foundation and has created and instructed courses such as “The Battle for New York in 1776”, “Private Yankee Doodle”, “Civil War Times and the Industrial Age in the Hudson Valley”, “Baseball and the Civil War” and “Johnny Reb Billy Yank”. These courses offer participants a total emersion experience in the periods of both the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars.