Monday, September 10, 2012

Remembering The Twin Towers

September 11, 2001 was a very sad day for our country. Terrorists hijacked airplanes and flew them into the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center in New York City, among other places. The towers fell down and many people died that day.

In honor and remembrance of the Twin Towers, our class is watching this video, based on the picture book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein, which won the 2004 Caldecott Medal for best picture book. It is the story of a young French street performer, Philippe Petit, who was so inspired by the beauty of the towers that he just had to walk between them.

In case students think this is just fiction, we will also watch this brief video, with actual photographs of Phillipe Petit on that day in 1974.


  1. it was realy cool doing that Mrs.MaGaffin.Maddie

  2. Hi this has nothing to do with this but what's your email?
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