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September 11: One Year Later
These sites have lesson plans for activities relating to the September 11 anniversary. There is also a comprehensive list of all the victims of the attacks, plus videos made in memory of police officers and firefighters. Listen to a song written about 9-11, vote on the proposed memorials, read children’s poetry, view their artwork, and browse through a list of recommended books for kids. Includes links to eThemes Resources on September 11, Afghanistan, and coping with terrorism.
This is an online activity in which students choose people to serve on a committee and then decide what to do for a 9/11 memorial. Includes writing prompts and a news story about the memorial they design.
Watch a video that shows scenes from Ground Zero and includes interviews with kids. You can also share your own experience on 9-11 and have it archived at the site. Read e-mails from that day (teachers should know that some contain strong language and might want to read ahead and pick some out).
This 19-page PDF file is a book filled with poems and artwork from children, many of whom live in the New York area. You can share the book with your class and then have your students write their own poetry.
With this lesson, students can evaluate how their reactions to certain images have been altered by the events of September 11, 2001 and the events that followed. Students may then share their personal memories associated with that day.
Learn more about the people, history, and culture of Afghanistan. Includes photographs, timelines, and articles about this war-ravaged country. There is also information on the Taliban and Islam. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on September 11.
These sites offer advice on helping children understand and cope with the Sept. 11 terrorism attack. Also covers how kids are affected by news and the symptoms of stress. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on September 11.
Explore several children's news sites about the Sept. 11 tragedy and America's response. Includes interactive maps, timelines, videos, and a listing of recommended children's books. There is information about the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Osama Bin Laden. Also includes an animated movie about anthrax. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Afghanistan, the September 11 anniversary, and coping with terrorism.