At first it might seem like a waste of time just to ask questions, but I am reminded of this quote by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner from Teaching as a Subversive Activity:
Once you have learned how to ask questions —- relevant and appropriate and substantial questions —- you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.
Here are just a few of the questions some of our class members posed:
- Why exactly did it happen?
- How is it that people can go about their days so easily like nothing happened...?
- How would our country respond if it happened again?
- Were there any events that occurred not too long before 9/11 that were related?