I've tried to stay "off the grid" as much as possible this weekend. The anniversary of 9/11 is always a reminder for me of how important it is too spend some quality time with the family. I was at work that morning in a suburb of Chicago scrambling to find televisions and rabbit ears (we didn't have cable in every room). And even though we were 800 plus miles away, that morning forever changed my psyche. Ever year on this day I watch the documentaries, but honestly, there is only so much footage you can really watch. But what do you do when your children start asking questions? How much do you tell them? What resources do you use?
The best I have found is Ten Years Later: A Lasting Impact on the World created by the Associated Press. It is a powerhouse of information starting from 2001 and covering the full ten years since with videos, pictures, timelines, newstories and interactives. Ten Years Later: A Lasting Impact on the World covers events from that day, the wars that erupted as a result, and how the sftermath changed the world forever. I must warn you some of the info is graphic and you need to decide what your children can handle. With students coming back to school tomorrow with more questions than you will likely be able to handle, I felt I neeeded to share Ten Years Later: A Lasting Impact on the World with you.