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Commemorate 21 Years of Never Forgetting

September 11, 2001

A Time for Unity

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.



NEW Lesson: Health Impact & Advocacy

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.

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Tell the Story of 9/11 through Media, Texts, and Oral History

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. 

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Pay Tribute to the Legacy of 9/11 with New Lessons

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:

  • Primary and secondary source analysis
  • Critical thinking and creative response
  • Video and image analysis
  • Reading and writing
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Meet Student Needs with Flexibility

  • Lessons can be completed individually or in groups.
  • A variety of activities engage different learning styles.
  • Built-in language tools support accessibility.
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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. 

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Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.
President Barack Obama

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