Teaching 9/11 at School - Promoting the Myth
Does anyone know anything about this site?
I stumbled on this stone quite by accident, kicked it over, and now there are zillions of bugs scrambling around my brain...
Their mission statement sounds fine enough:
"In accordance with its mission to contribute to the interdisciplinary study of contemporary issues, The Clarke Center is pleased to sponsor the "Teaching 9-11" web site. The site provides hundreds of useful links for teachers."
Then I discovered it was founded in 1994 by Henry D. Clarke, Jr. who pops up in searches as being CEO of Clabir Corp in the 80's, a holding company which owned, of all things, the ice cream company famous for the Klondike Bar and major defense contractors, among them General Defense Corp.
Teaching9-11.org features lots of links to "resources". Many don't immediately work due to site changes but the info is still online if you hunt around a bit. One such link is:
This is another "teaching reference" site which just further aggravated me because quite clearly they are quite content to propagate the national myth. Either by design, or ignorance. I'd like to hope it's not the former. If it's the latter, then they need our help!
Is anyone addressing this issue, namely what are children being "taught" about 9/11 at school? The lessons plans are presented by grade and start at the kindergarten level. Has any effort been made to approach the people who run these sites to suggest other worthwhile and valuable resources?
Awaiting your thoughts.