Coming together as a class to honor those we lost and the selfless heroes of the day can lead to profound lessons in empathy and unity.
Help students understand the long term impacts of the 9/11 attacks and rescues on the physical and mental health conditions for first responders, survivors, people living near the World Trade Center, and those involved in rescue, recovery, and clean-up activities
Students will use personal narratives, health statistics, photos, and videos to learn about the continuing physical and mental health effects from the 9/11 attacks.
Complete an advocacy activity to help students demonstrate their knowledge and advocate on behalf of those affected.
The September 11th Education Program is designed to help you teach this sensitive subject in a way that's relevant to your students.
The program is available in print and as part of Active Classroom, a digital platform featuring courses, interactive activities, and assignment and grading tools.
In honor of the twentieth anniversary, we've added two new lessons to the September 11th Education Program: "9/11: Health Impacts and Advocacy" and "Post 9/11 World: From Ground Zero to the War on Terror."
Your students will build the following skills:
Active Classroom features a number of collections. The U.S. History and Civics Collections engage students with a variety of voices and primary sources to help them explore our country and government.