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How most classrooms teach 9/11 and why a UW-Madison professor says there are limitations

Most teachers in America teach the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the day of the anniversary and often talk about their own experiences, a UW-Madison education professor says. “It’s that collective memory,” Jeremy Stoddard, who works to prepare social studies teachers at the university, said. “It was such burning for a lot of teachers, especially teachers who were teaching at the time or maybe in college, and they want students to feel a little bit of that shock and horror of people witnessing it on TV.”