Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum's Educational Programs
The vice president of National Learning Corporation in New York, Alexis Rudman received degrees at Cornell University and the University of Miami School of Law. In her current role, Alexis Rudman is responsible for researching, writing, editing, and proofreading content for the educational publishing company. She also provides legal counsel for corporate matters. Aside from work, Ms. Rudman supports charitable causes and organizations, and is a founding member of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
The Memorial and Museum, located at the site of the World Trade Center, is a place of remembrance and reflection that strives to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The museum also pays tribute to rescue workers who risked their own lives to save others, and to survivors of the attacks. The story is told through personal memorabilia, multimedia displays, archives, and narratives.
A number of educational programs are offered at the museum. The programs are designed to help students consider the topics related to the events of 9/11 and are presented to third-through-12th-graders. In programs designed for young children, instructors help students understand the attacks using appropriate images and activities. Older students can participate in programs that study artwork related to the attacks, the design of the World Trade Center, and how the world changed.
Educators can also participate in programs specifically designed as professional development courses. These workshops address the challenges educators face when teaching difficult content.