High school students interview locals on what happened on 9/11
Every year, 9/11, schools across the country teach students about the events of September 11, 2001, and one school in Central Illinois has worked to help students understand the significance of the events by having them interview local people with firsthand memories of 9/11.
The collection of interviews has been produced in a podcast, “800 Miles from Ground Zero: 9/11's Impact on Central Illinois,” a production of the University Laboratory High School in Urbana, along with our home station, Illinois Public Media.
We are joined by members of the podcast team, a social studies teacher, and two students who share their experience of creating this project.
Advanced Teaching Associate, Social Studies, University Laboratory High School Urbana, Illinois
Senior, University High School, Urbana Illinois
Intern on the project (“She was involved in the pre-interview stage for the 9/11 project.”)
Sophomore, University High School, Urbana Illinois
Intern on the project (“She was an 8th grader the year we did the project and participated in one of the interviews.”)
Director of community content and engagement • Illinois Public Media