Creating a Memorial Museum

What would you want to see included in a 9/11/2001 memorial museum? Groups analyze artifacts, ephemera, and testimonies and then create a list of items they feel should be included in a 9/11 memorial museum.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members watch the 60 Minutes News segment of 9/11/2016 in which Leslie Stahl interviews Alice Greenwald, the director of the museum about the choices the museum staff made about what to include in the museum
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes class members have an understanding of the events of 9/11/2001
Pros

  • The three-page packet includes links to the 9/11 museum, an analysis worksheet, a detailed plan, and extensions
Cons

  • None