My cousin has a 5 year old daughter in kindergarten, and she posted a facebook status today that she has mixed feelings about the kindergarten teacher teaching the kids about the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. She knows it's a part of history and should be taught, but thinks kindergarten was probably too early to teach it. My cousin wasn't planning on telling her about it for another year or two, and thinks the teacher went into too much detail today. What does everyone here think? I think that a teacher simply saying that "today is a sad day, when many people died and a war began 11 years ago this day, if you have any more questions you should ask your parents" should be enough. At least for kindergarten. (But this teacher seemed to go farther than that, teaching them about the hijacked planes and suicide bombers, which my cousin's daughter had questions about, asking why the bad guys wanted to kill themselves too) And yeah, today's kindergarteners were born 5-6 years after 9/11/01.