Ensuring that the events of September 11, 2001 are honored, remembered and understood is at the heart of Project Rebirth’s mission. Team member Tanya Villanueva Tepper works directly with our Education Team to present their interactive 9/11 history curriculum entitled “Talking with Tanya: Teaching 9/11 Through the Documentary Film Rebirth.” This curriculum is designed for middle and high school students and builds on the successful use of “Rebirth” as a teaching tool by Tim Bowen, a Social Studies teacher in Storrs, Connecticut.
“Talking with Tanya” introduces students to the human dimension of 9/11. Tanya Villanueva Tepper lost her fiancé Sergio, a firefighter with the FDNY. Tanya’s ability to speak with both authority and deep personal insight makes this curriculum unique. Talking with Tanya allows students to truly understand the lasting impact of the tragic events of 9/11 while providing a rare opportunity to learn about an event that changed their world.
Tanya is working closely with a team of professional educators to ensure that their curriculum is engaging, accurate and aligns with Common Core requirements.