Lending a Hand After 9/11

After a grand discussion about the happenings on September 11th, scholars listen to a tale of a woman who decided to focus her attention on helping the victims of the traumatic day. Inspired by the woman's effort, small groups research additional organizations that specialize in helping others and present their findings to the class.       

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pose extension questions on a classroom blog 
  • Display the details you're looking to discuss while reading as a reminder and discussion guide for pupils 
  • For easy referencing create a document that lists research requirements  
Classroom Considerations

  • A list of organizations that aid victims is needed 
  • Inform parents and guardians of the topic prior to discussing so they are aware that their child may come home with questions 
Pros

  • The plan has a clear organizational pattern and is written in detail
  • Class members are encouraged to help others
Cons

  • The link to search organizations no longer works