Student Responses to The Attacks on America

by TC Record - September 04, 2002

Student writing and art work in the wake of the September 11th Attacks.


In the fall of 2001 in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Teachers College Record issued a call for educators to submit work done by their students reflecting on these tragic events.  We received a wide range of artistic and literary compositions from schools across the country produced by students of all ages.  We have assembled these examples of the kinds of work that students were producing as the lived through a school year unlike any other.  We thank the teachers and students who submitted materials for sharing their work and hope that our readers will find them both interesting and instructive.   



Larkin High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Elgin, Illinois
Drawing submitted by Barbara Bernard


Intermediate School 24, New York City, New York
Art created by a student under the direction of Lori Langsner, submitted by Dr. Pat Shea-Bischoff


Dr. Sun Yat Middle School 131, New York City, New York
This gallery includes watercolor paintings that were created by students as they waited for their parents to pick them up on September 11


Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Maryland
Digital art from Eleanor Yuspa's students


Newgrange School, Hamilton, New Jersey
A collection of drawings and paintings submitted by Michael Gerrish


Tawas Areas Schools, Tawas, Michigan (8th grade)
Drawings from Wynne Erickson's 8th grade class


Tawas Areas Schools, Tawas, Michigan (12th grade)
Drawings from Wynne Erickson's 10-12th grade class


Spring Branch Middle School, Houston, Texas
Over 20 images were put together in this Picasso-like composition created by Suzy Greene's students


Freehold Township Elementary School, Freehold, New Jersey
Painting from Anitra Puntolillo's 5th grade student


Ionia Middle School, Ionia, Michigan
Collages from Danna Fuller's 6th grade class created shortly after September 11


Francis Marion Middle School, Marion, Iowa
Paper quilt created by Karen Hoyt's students. This patriotic quilt includes a combination of symbolic imagery and messages of hope for the kids of New York City


Lefler Middle School, Lincoln, Nebraska
Art mural project created by students under the direction of Lynette Fast.


Ryder School, Chicago, Illinois
Artistic responses to September 11 from Shirley Knox's elementary students


Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Maryland
Sculptures and paintings created by 11th and 12th grade students. Submitted by Wendy Kleiner



literary submissions

Morehead Elementary School, Morehead, Kentucky
Poems by Brenda Hitch's elementary students


Matilija Junior High School, Ojai, California
Essay submitted by Bronwen Cull on behalf of his 8th grade student


Newark Academy, Livingston, New Jersey
Poem written in response to September 11


Latonia Elementary School, Covington, Kentucky
Poem submitted by Joyce Chenault


Nordhoff High School, Ojai, California
Essay about a 10th grade student's visit to New York City a few weeks after September 11


East Farms School, Farmington, Connecticut
Poems from Maureen Offinger's 6th grade students


Henry County Middle School, Henry County, Kentucky
Poems submitted by Kay Oliver on behalf on her elementary students


Dr. Sun Yat Middle School 131, New York City, New York
Keynote addresses from a teach-in held at Teachers College on January 26, 2002.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 04, 2002 ID Number: 11033, Date Accessed: 10/18/2021 1:09:19 AM

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