A memorial for Ground Zero
Students discuss memorials and design a memorial for the 9/11 victims.
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Building a Mosque at Ground Zero
Students take a closer look at the Mosque debate. In this current events lesson, students read the noted articles about the debate surrounding the proposed construction of a Mosque at Ground Zero. Students then discuss the content and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
After reading With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero, class members select an image they consider iconic and use it as the basis of a presentation that details its origins, the story behind the image,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Tallest Skyscraper in America Has the Fastest Elevators
The tower built in the Twin Towers' place, One World Trade Center, is not only the tallest building in the Americas—it also houses the fastes elevators. Learn more about the superspeed elevator system in the 104-story building with an...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Controversy over the NYC Muslim Community Center & the 9/11 Experience
Students investigate the controversial planned mosque at Ground Zero. In this current events instructional activity, students watch 3 public service announcement clips sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations and discuss...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
NYC Muslim Community Center: Why there? Why not?
Students examine religious diversity issues. In this current events lesson plan, students read the provided articles "Sacred Ground or Bridging a Cultural Divide?" "Multiple Views of the Proposed Muslim Center," and "Protests, a Bonfire,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
New D.C. Memorial to Honor Dr. King
Students read and discuss a news article about a memorial being built in honor of Dr. King in Washington D.C. They develop a list of facts about Dr. King, complete a fill-in-the blank activity, answer article comprehension questions,...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts