September 11, 2001: Twelfth Anniversary
||Though your students may not remember the events of September 11, the tragedy of that day caused reverberations throughout American society, forever changing security, travel, and the national identity. On the twelfth anniversary of that day, talk to your students about what they're feeling. Do they understand the significance of the terrorist acts? This collection of articles, lessons, and advice will help your students understand the events of September 11, 2001. By exploring the topics of diversity, conflict resolution, and tolerance, students will cope better with the current world. Allow them to express how they feel about this momentous part of American history with printable activities and creative outlets, like poetry writing and arts and crafts.
- Teacher's Guide to America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001–The Day the Towers Fell
Lead a classroom discussion about the events of 9/11 with the questions, advice, and considerations outlined in this teacher's guide to America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001–The Day the Towers Fell. In the book, Don Brown weaves stories of individual experiences with watercolor illustrations to convey the destruction, fear, and ultimately the courageous community of the day.
- Stand Tall: Student Guide
Explore activities to be used with Stand Tall by Joan Bauer, a novel about helping children deal with tough times. This book is particularly well-suited to the study of the events of September 11, 2001. Visit the author's website for more on teaching 9/11.
- September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City Teacher's Guide
This printable teacher's guide contains discussion questions, lesson ideas, and extension activities for September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City, a book of firsthand accounts by people who lived through the terrorist attacks. The resources in this literature guide will help your students examine how the events of 9/11 impacted individuals, the U.S. economy, world politics, and international relations.
- Understanding September 11th
Filled with pictures, maps, and straightforward explanations, this is the book that will enable young people to understand both the events of 9/11 and the history leading up to it.
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- Q&A with Author Don Brown on Teaching September 11: Ten Years Later
TeacherVision sat down with Don Brown, author of America is Under Attack—September 11, 2011: The Day the Towers Fell to learn more about the reasons he had for writing the book, tips on introducing the topic of 9/11 in the classroom, and suggested activities for tying in the discussion with current events.
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Build solid creative writing skills with our extensive collection of printables, graphic organizers, and lesson plans. You'll find poetry activities, short-story writing exercises, journal topics, and more!
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- Beyond Blame: Reacting to the 9/11 Terrorist Attack
Beyond Blame: Reacting to the Terrorist Attacks was developed by Education Development Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and education around the world. The curriculum is co-sponsored by The Justice Project and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF).
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