September 11

Students Who Don’t Remember September 11 Must Learn About It in School

I remember exactly where I was when I heard that the World Trade Center in NYC had been hit by two planes. I was in middle school and we had just came inside from recess when my friend told me what had happened. I remembered the panic that seemed almost tangible in the hallways and I remember the one teacher who actually let us watch the news during her class.

However, many Americans (about 20 percent) were too young to clearly remember this defining moment in our country’s history. In order to help these younger students understand the significance of September 11, 2001, a history teacher at Purdue University, Randy Roberts, has begun teaching his students about the day.

“The sense I get is, ‘Something happened,’ and beyond that, things get a little bit fuzzy,” said Roberts. “We have a new generation for whom this is a story. They know it’s an important story, but they just don’t know exactly why.”

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Osama bin Laden’s Education Background

Osama bin Laden is a member of the Saudi bin Laden family, and who is probably best known for being the founder of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, the man who was responsible for the September 11 terrorism attacks, and being Public Enemy Number One for the past ten years. EDUinReview will now take a look at this his education background.

Bin Laden was born March 10, 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His family was a very wealthy Arabic family. His parents divorced shortly after his birth and bin Laden was raised by his mother and step-father. He grew up with his four half-siblings: three brothers and one sister. He was raised as a devout Muslim and was very interested in religion throughout his life.

Bin Laden attended a secular school, Al-Thager Model School, from 1968-1976. He then attended King Abdulaziz University where he studied economics and business administration. There are several reports concerning what he earned his degree in; some say he earned a degree in civil engineering in 1979 while other claim he earned his degree in public administration in 1981. Read the rest of this entry »