Responding to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in the Classroom: One-Session Webinar

As part of our programming surrounding the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th, 2001, this webinar will highlight educator created resources and lesson plans.  Two lesson plans for the 5th - 12th grade classrooms use art and literature as lenses to explore issues of memory, identity, and the place of Sept. 11th in United States and Middle East history.  This session will include presentations by lesson plan authors Jean Beebe and Chris DeStefano followed by a discussion about the opportunities and challenges of addresssing Sept. 11th in the classroom faciliated by Anna Mudd.

Register for this webinar here.

Agenda and Schedule:

  • 6:30-7:00pm EDT:  Room open and moderator available to help participants test their audio setup.
  • 7:00-7:10pm EDT:  Welcome and Introduction: Anna Mudd
  • 7:10-7:20pm EDT:  Presentation of Lesson Plan:  Christ DeStefano
  • 7:20- 7:30pm EDT: Presentation of Lesson Plan: Jean Beebe
  • 7:30- 7:55pm EDT: Questions and Discussion
  • 7:55-8:00pm EDT:  Closing and Further Resources: Anna Mudd

To download the lesson plans that will be discussed during this session go here

Jean Beebe is a Social Studies Teacher in Sharon Public Schools in Sharon, MA.  She is a graduate of the Religious Studies and Education Citation at Harvard Extension School.

Chris DeStefano is an art teacher at Bethpage High School in Bethpage, NY.  He is a graduate of the Religious Studies and Education Citation at Harvard Extension School.

Anna Mudd is the Curriculum Coordinator for the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center.  She is a graduate of the Program in Religious Studies and Education at Harvard Divinity School. 

Session will be conducted in an elluminate virtual classroom space.  This platform runs through Java and does not require any further software or downloads.  For more information on elluminate, including details about system requirements, go here.  An external headset and microphone is preferred though not required.


Once registered, participants will be given a URL for the virtual classroom location.

Join us as well for a second webinar the following week on "The State of Muslims in America." 

This event is open to the public; no registration required.


Date: 
August 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: 
Anna Mudd,
Sponsor(s): 
Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program