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From: SCHOLASTIC [mailto:scholastic@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 10:41
Subject: Valuable Free Resources and Help for the Aftermath of the
Attack on America
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
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
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
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,
adviser, internationally recognized child trauma expert, and consultant on
Columbine and the Oklahoma City bombings, includes advice on the
- 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
of additional information and resources.
* Breaking News: Regular news updates, age-appropriate for students.
* America Responds: President George W. Bush pledges to bring the
* Kids Show Support: An area where kids can send their words of support -
statements, songs, or poems - to the rescue workers, victims and their
Scholastic News Zone will post selected submissions.
* Who is to Blame? America is at war with terrorists, but who are they?
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
known as "the city's finest." A report on how the city reacted when under
In addition, Scholastic News (for grades 1-6), Junior Scholastic (for
and The New York Times UPFRONT (grades 9-12) will be providing
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
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
President, Scholastic Inc.
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