TULSA - The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 will be remembered forever, but there are those who weren't yet alive to see the impact that day would have on generations to come.
Twelve years later, students across Tulsa Public Schools are being taught about the terrorist attacks.
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In K. Holland's Clinton Middle School class, students spent part of the day watching the documentary "9/11" by Jules and Gedeon Naudet.
In addition to viewing and learning about the destruction of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane crash in near Shanksville, Pa., students discussed the origins of the attacks and the resulting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Holland says many of them learn about the terrorist attacks for the first time in school. The students in her class range in age from 12 to 14 and either weren't born when the attacks occurred or were infants.
For 12-year-old MaKayla Tillis, a girl growing up in a post 9/11 world, she wonders how life might be different if nearly 3,000 countrymen hadn't perished in the attacks.
"I think it's really sad. Like, I always wonder, like, how would life be if it didn't happen," she said.
Holland says one of the toughest points to make to her students is the difference in the way Americans viewed security both before and after the attacks.
"With the exception of the Oklahoma City bombing and then the failed World Trade Center bombing before, we didn't have our security shattered to the core like 9/11 did," Holland explained.
Holland says it's also important to teach today's children that extremist belief led to the attacks and that extremism exists within religions across the world.
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