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9/11 Anniversary

 

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September 11, 2012, marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On this solemn anniversary, take time to help students understand the events of this fateful day, some of whom were too young to remember or possibly were not even born when the events happened. To help you explain the 9/11 events, the heroic actions of rescue workers, and the bonding of a nation, look to Thinkfinity's  collection of lesson plans, artifacts and interactives that will help your students understand the impact of the September 2001 events, and how they still affect our nation to this day.

 

Iron Worker's Hard Hat, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

 


Access the archived version of the September 11: Teaching Contemporary History online conference  that explores strategies and resources for K-12 educators to use when teaching about the events of September 11, 2001.

Highlighted conference session:
Small Children, Tough Topics: A Literature-Based Strategy - explore ways to use books to teach about tough topics such as 9/11.

 

 

Read the blog post The specified item was not found. in the Thinkfinity Community to learn more about teaching strategies around the events of 9/11.  Be sure to check out the September 11 blog posts in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History "O say can you see?" blog.

You can also join the History Explorers group to exchange ideas on making civics curriculum more compelling or engage in the discussion: The specified item was not found. in the Community Hub.

 

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Lesson Plans

ARTSEDGE - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

EDSITEment - National Endowment for the Humanities

 

History Explorer - Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

 

National September 11 Memorial and Museum and EDSITEment

 

ReadWriteThink - International Reading Association and National Council for the Teachers of English


 

Resources

History Explorer - Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
  • Iron Worker's Hard Hat - See the actual hard hat worn by an iron worker who helped clear debris from the World Trade Center after September 11. (K-12)
  • New American Roles - Learn about American involvement in the Persian Gulf War and the global war on terrorism. (9-12)
  • September 11: Bearing Witness to History - Explore an online exhibit highlighting artifacts, videos and more about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (7-12)

 

National Geographic Education - National Geographic

  • A Nation Goes to War - Explore a  video clip from  President's Photographer which chronicles the events following the 2001 terrorist attacks. (6-12)
  • Survivors' Stories - Pentagon workers describe the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack at the United States Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. (5-12)

 

National September 11 Memorial and Museum and EDSITEment

 

Pentagon Memorial Fund

 

ReadWriteThink - International Reading Association and National Council for the Teachers of English

  • Patriot Day - Students write about the name "Patriot Day," and how it marks the anniversary of a huge disaster. (5-12)
  • The Post 9/11 Landscape - Hear how graphic novels place the events of 9/11 in historical context. (6-12)

 

Wonderopolis - National Center for Family Literacy

Wonders of the Day - Explore the Wonders of the day related to honoring yourself and your country. (K-6)

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