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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.


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This page has a list of recommended books about 9-11 that you can use in the classroom to spark discussion.
In this lesson, students can work in groups to create monuments that memorialize the victims who died on September 11.
Click on the link called "Plans to Rebuild the Trade Center" to view six proposed memorial plans for the area. You can vote on your favorite plan.
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.
This page has age appropriate articles about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, plus photos from one year later and ideas for remembering the tragedy.
This site lists the names of those who died on 9-11. You can sort through the list by name, employer, residence, age, and location. Some listings include photographs.
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.
September 6-17 is American Character Week. Explore the site to learn how you can get your students involved.
Students in grades six and above can learn about the challenges in creating commemorative museum exhibits of September 11, 2001.
In this lesson, students can share their recollections of September 11, 2001 and then participate in a writing activity.
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.
This lesson teaches that the United States has many people from varied backgrounds that share similarities.
Listen and read along to the words of this song about 9-11.
This page has the listings for several PBS shows that will focus on the 9-11 anniversary. There are several shows specifically for children.
Print out these bookmarks that are in remembrance of September 11.
Print this page and have students answer the question.
This writing activity asks students how their lives have changed. This PDF file can by printed out.
In this writing activity, students write about one of the heroes of 9-11.
This is a blank worksheet that students can print and write their thoughts about 9-11.
This site has many pages and activities relating to patriotism.
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.

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