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  • D. Camp
    I received the following from Scholastic. Many of you may have already received it, not sure how many of you are on their list, but thought the information
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 19, 2001
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      I received the following from Scholastic. Many of you may have already
      received it, not sure how many of you are on their list, but thought the
      information may be useful to some on this list.
      Diana

      -----Original Message-----
      From: SCHOLASTIC [mailto:scholastic@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 10:41
      To: dianacamp@...
      Subject: Valuable Free Resources and Help for the Aftermath of the
      Attack on America


      Dear Educator,

      The tragic events of September 11 in New York took place in sight
      of Scholastic's editorial and corporate headquarters-and many of
      our staff witnessed the planes crashing into the World Trade Center
      towers.

      How do we discuss with students these tragic events and the
      attack on the Pentagon that followed? How do we help parents and
      young people come to grips with this assault on our nation and way
      of life?

      At this time of great national urgency, Scholastic is committed-as
      we have been throughout our 80-year history-to providing you with
      thoughtful, practical resources to help you navigate the challenges of
      teaching about these events.

      Click on the following web link or go to http://www.scholastic.com to find
      comprehensive resources. Scholastic's news staff is in constant touch
      with its team of teacher advisors, and is updating coverage to meet your
      changing classroom needs for information and support. Scholastic's special
      online report includes:

      * Teacher and Parent Support: Advice for teachers and parents on
      how to discuss the attacks with their children. Dr. Bruce Perry,
      Scholastic
      adviser, internationally recognized child trauma expert, and consultant on
      Columbine and the Oklahoma City bombings, includes advice on the
      following:

      - Talk about these events in factual and focused ways.
      - Find out what the children think and feel.
      - Don't focus too much on these events: Resume normal activities
      as soon as possible.
      - Reassure the children about safety.
      - Inform parents and children about the risks of children watching
      too much media coverage.
      - Don't hesitate to get more advice and help.
      (These and other pages ready to print out.)

      * Terrorists Attack: Background information about terrorism from Grolier
      Online encyclopedias, a leading research source for young people.

      * Web resource links: Links to high-quality, reviewed web sites for a
      wealth
      of additional information and resources.

      * Breaking News: Regular news updates, age-appropriate for students.

      * America Responds: President George W. Bush pledges to bring the
      terrorists
      to justice.

      * Kids Show Support: An area where kids can send their words of support -
      whether
      statements, songs, or poems - to the rescue workers, victims and their
      families.
      Scholastic News Zone will post selected submissions.

      * Who is to Blame? America is at war with terrorists, but who are they?
      While officials
      look for the culprits, citizens should not to jump to conclusions about
      any ethnic groups.

      * Our Heroes: New Yorkers are often called resilient. Police and fire
      fighters are
      known as "the city's finest." A report on how the city reacted when under
      attack.


      In addition, Scholastic News (for grades 1-6), Junior Scholastic (for
      grades 6-8)
      and The New York Times UPFRONT (grades 9-12) will be providing
      age-appropriate
      coverage and information for students and teachers in issues arriving in the
      schools within the next week.

      For more information on materials and resources available from Scholastic,
      please call 1-800-Scholastic.

      We believe our web site and our magazines will help you at this difficult
      time.
      Please let me know if you have thoughts about our coverage and how
      Scholastic can help you deal with these major issues in our society and
      our world.

      Sincerely,
      Dick Robinson
      President, Scholastic Inc.

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