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Students learn about 9/11 in history class

Posted at 8:43 PM, Sep 11, 2015

What transpired on September 11, 2001 changed the world forever.

For some students, all they know about that day is what is in history books. Seventh grade teacher Even Bergman taught his class about the events Friday.

Nearly 3,000 people died. Many who did not, were rescued by first responders.  The seventh graders noted those heroics.

"I think they were really brave for doing that even though they probably knew it was a suicide mission.  But they still tried to help,” said Arlissa Dumas  

Bergman's uncle, Michael Bergman, was staying at a hotel between the World Trade Center towers that morning and heard the planes slam into the buildings. He grabbed his wallet, put on some shorts, and ran barefoot outside.

"He said everyone thought he was going to die,” said Bergman.

He survived, and the nation survived, but not without a change in policies and attitude.

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"They learned they need to beef up security so this doesn't happen again, and security for planes so they don't crash into buildings,” said Bergman.

Knowing these things will enable students to better understand the world moving forward.