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Launches New Education Web Page Features Include 9/11 Resources, Lesson Plan Library

New York, N.Y., August 29, 2002 … With the one-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack approaching, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has added an all-new Web-based resource for parents and educators to help children understand what happened last fall. Lessons for a Lifetime: Remembering September 11, 2001, is available on ADL's education Web page.

The League has also made several significant improvements to the overall look and navigation of www.adl.org/education, including a comprehensive library of ADL's award-winning anti-bias lesson plans, an ever-changing list of frequently asked questions and Dimensions Online, ADL's Journal of Holocaust Studies.

"September 11 and issues of prejudice are sensitive issues to discuss with children, and therefore parents and educators are in need of many different resources to approach these subjects or answer challenging questions," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "In these uncertain times it is important that we provide top-quality materials on preventing hatred and prejudice from taking root in children-something that the new and improved ADL education page offers in the form of a comprehensive lesson plan library for educators and guidelines for parents."

The ADL education page has lessons that are designed for all children, from the pre-kindergarten years through high school. A special section is dedicated to college students and their parents about important issues such as studying abroad, anti-Israel activity on campus and workshops that are available for them.

Another addition, the Education Spotlight, provides in-depth understanding of a topic that is of significant concern to parents and educators. The commemoration of September 11 is the first subject to be featured. ADL, in conjunction with the Families and Work Institute's 9-11 As History project, has created four new lesson plans, designed to encourage respect for diversity in children from preschool through high school.

New Features

  • Frequently Asked Questions - provides facts about ADL's education initiatives, from the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute to the separation of church and state.

  • Dimensions Online - ADL's Journal of Holocaust Studies makes its debut online with a special issue commemorating September 11.

  • Sample Lesson Plan Library - a one-stop shop where teachers can browse through many of ADL's award-winning anti-bias lesson plans and handouts for the classroom.

  • Discussing Hate and Violence with Children - the League's definitive guide for adults that teaches how to counteract fear and provide opportunities for children to express how they feel and channel their feelings into positive actions.

  • A complete breakdown of ADL education resources by audience.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.



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