Students learn about 9/11

WILLISTON, N.D. - Students all over the country are learning, many for the first time, about the terrorist attacks that took place 18 years ago on Sept. 11. Teachers have a big responsibility knowing how and what to share about 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Fifth grade teacher Kay Jacobs at Bakken Elementary School is reading two books. One explains the events that took place on that day, and the other talks about how other countries helped America in the aftermath.

Jacobs says, in her experience, students can start understanding the basics about Patriot Day in second grade, and as they get older, teachers can go a little deeper.

"They're older now, and it's hard to understand the concept of why they attacked us, and what it was all about. And I think when I'm telling them about it being an attack on our way of life and our freedom, I see some pretty surprised looks on their faces," said Jacobs.

Jacobs says there's still a lot she doesn't teach, and she encourages kids to go home and talk to their parents about it.