Dr. Rose Reissman, a legendary New York City educator and friend of PCSS, offers this project as a way Pennsylvania educators and students can share in the solemn celebration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Check out her model and see what one student has already done with the project by interviewing her father. Audio File | Video | Quotes from Interview. Dr. Rose is available to support educators in implementing this project, a concrete, community connecting, authentic initiative that underscores how our country has endured tragedy and challenges to commemorate and continue.

The Heartbroken Shadows of 9/11 Download (PDF)

Fostering Student Voice-The Digital Soapbox Download (PDF)

Here are Dr. Rose's lessons on commemorative ceremonies:

Culturally Responsive Teaching Grades 4 and beyond   |   9/11 20th Anniversary Commemorative Project

Here are wonderful presentations from some Ditmas students:

11 Seconds - MADELINE SIU - Google Drive
First Student Survey
Final 9/11 Interview
Madeline Siu
9/11 Garden of Heroes

Countering Controversy with Commemoration, Conversation, Ceremonies and Collage: A Compelling and Collaborative Chat with Dr. Rose Reissman
Download or View (doc)

Pennsylvania kids can check out our site Ditmas one and fill out the survey online or use this one and send to me roshchaya@gmail.com

The project originates from Ditmas IS 62 (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/K062)
Principal Marielena Santiago.
PCSS has been proud to work with Ditmus in the past.

Lead Ditmas Team
Michael Downes, Lead Teacher
Angelo Carideo, Website Production Specialist
Amanda Xavier, ELA Editor and Curriculum Co-Partner

You can contact Dr. Rose at roshchaya@gmail.com