Two Moments in the Life of Rick Rescorla: Vietnam and 9/11

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He saved a group of men under fire from the Viet Cong, and he urged those fleeing the burning Trade Center Towers on 9/11 to "be calm, be strong." Rick Rescorla was last seen going back into the twin towers to bring others to safety. Learners examine two documents about the brave man, including a military report of his action in Vietnam, to discuss what it means to live a life of service. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the lesson to begin a unit on service or to commemorate 9/11
Classroom Considerations
  • Documents discuss details of the 9/11 attacks that may be disturbing for younger class members
  • Pupils need computer access 
Pros
  • Documents personalize concepts that are abstract
  • Activity offers a rich set of discussion questions to promote connections
Cons
  • None