September 11, 2001 Teacher Resources
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Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and significance of 9/11 with this resource, which includes two detailed lesson plans for elementary and secondary classes.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 324 Views 272 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Casting a Wary Eye?
Help learners examine racial profiling of Arab-Americans and Middle Eastern Americans in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. They will be asked to look at beliefs, actions, and behavior towards this group of people since the attack.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 46 Downloads
Gathering Primary Sources; Oral Testimonies
What is a primary source and can an oral testimony be one? Older learners will compare and contrast stories from family members on their perspectives on what happened on September 11, 2001. Then they will compare the stories to see if there are different views after the incident.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 45 Downloads
Students evaluate how their reactions to certain images have been altered by the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent world events that followed. They share their personal memories associated with that day.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 71 Downloads
Safe and Secure: More or Less?
Students discuss what they believe to be the state of security of the nation since September 11, 2001. Reading articles on security, they gather insight into new reports on security. They write letters to major newspapers expressing their opinions on terrorism.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
There's No Place Like Home
Students explore how the tourism industry was affected by the events of September 11, 2001, examine the impact that tourism has on their state's economy and design aggressive promotional campaigns for local tourism to be presented to the board of tourism.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 41 Downloads
Remembrance Of Things Past
Young scholars share their recollections of September 11, 2001. They conduct in-class interviews to gather information from their peers about their memories of the event to write an article, and write reflective essays.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 60 Downloads
The Power Of Words
Students respond, in writing and in discussions, to statements of various world leaders about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. They keep quotation scrapbooks, responding to various quotations about the attacks from the news.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 44 Downloads
Students reflect on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, explore the needs of the cities and citizens of New York City and Washington, D.C. and develop an action plan for a community service outreach project that they can implement at school.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 22 Downloads
Memorializing September 11, 2001
Pupils use the Internet to research monuments. They design models of appropriate memorials which would honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. They complete oral presentations that explain the designs.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Proud to Be of Service
Students observe the National Day of Service and Remembrance. For this service learning lesson, students discuss the events of September 11, 2001. Students plan and implement their own service learning project in honor of American heroes.
K - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 86 Downloads
The Write Response
Students explore what impact the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had on nine different American novelists. They write and share their own thoughts and feelings, then consider the role writing plays in their own lives, particularly in times of tragedy.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 16 Downloads
Terrorism and General Information about September 11, 2001
Students view a variety of pictures from September 11, 2001 either online or a slideshow. They discuss how the pictures make them feel and then complete a KWL chart highlighting what they already know about 9/11, and what they would like to know.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 106 Downloads
Rebuilding and Recovering
What does it mean to rebuild and recover after a major event? Your class will explore this theme while they discuss and discover the events surrounding September 11. They will also look at other examples and then create art pieces that represent the theme using a variety of artistic expression methods.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 48 Downloads
For The Sake Of Security: U.S.A. Patriot Act & Bill of Rights
A substantive New York Times article about the U.S.A. Patriot Act, military tribunals, racial profiling, and the Bill of Rights forms the basis for a discussion of the complex interplay of fundamental American rights and the aftermath of 9/11.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 146 Downloads
Islamic Faith and Discrimination
After the events on 9/11 many Muslim-Americans experienced discrimination because of their ethnicity and faith. Help break the cycle of ignorance by educating your students on the history, religion, and beliefs of a different culture. They have a before and after discussion based on viewing the Nick News segment: Keeping Faith: Muslim Kids in AMerica.
4th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads