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Remembering 911


It’s hard to believe that tomorrow marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Penatgon in Washington, D.C. And who could forget the heroic story of United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA?

That said, check out the list of teacher-recommended resources shown below—videos, writing prompts, lesson plans, interactives and other thought-provoking activities—that can be utilized to commemorate this infamous day in American history.

» Edudemic: The Ultimate Resource Guide To Teaching About September 11

» TeachHUB: 9/11 Teaching Resources

» Edutopia: How to Help Your Students Observe the 9/11 Anniversary

» SchoolTube: The 911 Tribute Channel

» Nickelodeon: The True Story of September 11

» Scholastic: Understanding September 11

» The History Channel: The 911 Attacks

» National Geographic: Remembering 911

» Larry Ferlazzo’s Blog: The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11

» Discovery Education: The September 11 Collection (If you school has a subscription to this service, this site is a must-see! The collection offers teacher’s guides, video clips, and more for all grade levels!)

» StoryCorps: Every Voice Matters (This site is a personal favorite! The Story Corps organization began their 9/11 initiative to record a story for every life lost on September 11, 2001. If you’re looking for some powerful kid-friendly stories to use in your lessons about 9/11, you should definitely check out these animations! An example of one is shown below.)

Classroom Connection:

Many of our students of today either too young or not even born to fully understand what happened on September 11, 2001. Nor do some grasp the effects these terroristic attacks have had on their lives. That said, the teaching and learning resources mentioned above can provide background information that can be used for classroom discussions and/or writing activities. Most importantly, these sites can be utilized to take a moment to reflect and remember the lives lost as well as the heroes that emerged on that unforgettable day in American history.

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