9/11 (September 11) Teaching Ideas, Activities, Lessons, and Resources


September 11 is Patriot Day.  It was established to honor the individuals who lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks on 9-11-01.

Lesson Plans & Resources

September 11th Ideas
Ideas originally posted at the Discussion Forums lessons.atoz

9/11 As History
Features curricula, resources and tips, to help adults and youths of all ages to reflect on and be intentional in their response to the anniversary. 911ashistory.org

Reading Rainbow, Netflix Season 1, Episode 11 – The Tin Forest
LeVar talks to students in New York City about September 11, and Jeff Bridges reads about a man driven by sadness to create a metal forest.

Good Citizens in a Time of Emergency
How did ordinary people respond to the attacks of September 11, 2001? This lesson looks at how ordinary people acted in extraordinary ways and explores ways to practice good citizenship every day as well as in times of emergency or disaster. crfc.org

In Remembrance: Teaching September 11
A collection of resources for September 11th. teachinghistory.org

9-11 and the Constitution
A four-lesson unit relating the 9/11 attacks to topics in civic education. civiced.org

911 Remembrance Crafts
Several ideas from makingfriends.com

PBS: America Responds
Created to help educators teach students about peace, tolerance, war, patriotism, geography, and other related issues. pbs.org

Scholastic’s 9/11/01: The Day That Changed America
A variety of resources for September 11 scholastic.com

USA Unit
Lots of printable pages on patriotism, U.S. symbols, crosswords, word search, writing, and more. abcteach.com


National September 11 Memorial & Museum
The Teach + Learn section has teaching guides, lesson plans, and a wealth of resources.

Flight 93 National Memorial
Includes a section for Teachers and Kids

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Teaching resources and information including the 9/11 timeline,  links to lesson plans, and more.

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