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.
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.