Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Are you guys ready? Let's roll

Good evening, everybody. Hope you had a great first day of school. It was great to meet some of you and see many more familiar faces after the summer. I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely exhausted. But, as promised, before I fall asleep, here's the first post of the new school year:

For homework this weekend, you're reading an article about Todd Beamer, who is famous for what he did on September 11, 2001. Here is a link to the article.

In addition to answering the homework questions, consider these questions:
-What might have happened if Todd Beamer didn't do what he did?
-What would have happened if no other passengers on the plane were willing to cooperate with Todd Beamer?
-How did Todd Beamer's experiences in life lead him to do what he did on 9/11?

To earn extra credit, you can reply to any or all of these questions. Choose to comment on the post, log in, and write at least a paragraph. Check your writing for spelling and grammar before posting--remember, this is an academic website. Sign your post with your first name and last initial only, please.

Come back and visit the blog this weekend. I'll be posting new links with questions almost every day.

Mr. Toomajian

P.S. Todd Beamer's experience on 9/11 became the basis for a movie called United 93. Have any of you seen it? This photo is taken from the movie, so it's not an actual photo of Todd Beamer. I'm planning on watching United 93 on Saturday; I'll let you know what it's like.


  1. Here's an e-mailed comment from Berenice:
    * I think that if Tood Beamer didn't do what he did that day and call the GTE supervisor we wouldn't have know what was happening in the plane,who was there , how many hijackers where in the plane, and if there was a bomb. what we still don't know is if bye jumping on the hijacker that was wearing the bomb how did he make the plane go tours another direction.
    * I think that if the other passengers on the plane wouldn't have cooperate with Todd Beamer the plane might not have change direction and might have crash in Washington, D.C., or possibly the capital or the White house ,but no one is really know what he and the other were able to do.
    * i think that Todd Beamer's experiences in life lead him to do what he did on 9/11 because he knew that he had the power to convince the other to help him jump on the hijacker wearing the bomb

  2. Todd Beamer is a hero to many people around America . He saved many innocent of lives . If Todd Beamer would have never attacked the Hijackers of the plane on 9/11 the pentagon would have been hit . Todd Beamer was a Brave man for standing up and taking action when no one else did. He took control of the situation and landed the plane in a field where no people were around . He saved many peoples lives that day . There for i Believe if Todd Beamer would have never took action many people in the pentagon would have died . he Saved Hundreds of lives .
    - ashley rivas 802