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Monday, May 2 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A Delicate Balance: Addressing the Intersection of History and Memory with Diverse Audiences

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Cultural institutions work with sensitive or difficult topics on a regular basis. When approaching such topics, educators must consider both the needs of students and adults, and how those needs might differ. Join Education Specialists from the National September 11 Memorial Museum for a discussion focused on this delicate balance. Presenters will share the challenges faced when addressing the needs of students, for whom 9/11 is history, and adults, for whom 9/11 is a memory, and share strategies for how to address this tension when teaching sensitive material with diverse audiences.


Shannon Elliott

Shannon Elliott is an Education Specialist at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. She helps to develop and teach school programs for elementary through high school students, works with youth and family programs, and also develops materials and training for access programs at... Read More →

Chelsea Schwerin

Chelsea Schwerin is an Education Specialist at the National September 11 Memorial Museum where she develops and teaches school programs for elementary, middle and high school students. In addition to teaching, she also works with youth and family programs and helps to develop and... Read More →

Monday May 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Morgan Cafe 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016