The majority of schoolchildren in America -- those 16 years old and -- younger have no recollection of the surprise Al Queda terrorist attack, or just the most fleeting memory of the World Trade Center tragedy of 911. After all, a 16 year old today was just 4 years old in 2001. Similarly, with so many college grads and immigrants who've moved to Brooklyn in the past decade, it would be easy to be clueless about this historical event.
But if you are visiting New York City for the school break, or live in Brooklyn and your kids are off school for their mini-holiday (curtailed because so much school was lost in November 2012 during Hurricane Sandy crisis), and looking for a topic for a paper, consider this: Impact of 911 on Brooklyn. You can take them to some local memorials, too.