Local Children's Reactions to 9-11 Tragedy
In “Local Children’s Reactions to 9-11 Tragedy,” students discuss their reactions to September 11, 2001 and how their lives have been impacted by this event.
When and How to Pair: Introduce this text after Chapter 15, to generate a discussion on how children respond to large-scale tragedies like 9/11 or the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. Have students compare some of the accounts in Llanos’ article with how Byron, Kenny, and Joey all react to the bombing. How does Byron change because of the events he saw? How do you think Kenny will remember the church bombing when he is older? Do you think the Watsons made the right choice not to tell Joey about what happened?