As I turned the calendar today, the date jumped out at me.
September 11, 2011
It is hard for me to believe that ten years have passed. Life is so different than it used to be, but our younger students haven’t known it any other way.
The following is a collection of resources that can be used to teach about the location and/or events of that fateful day:
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein
“Man on Wire” Remembers Twin Towers – pictures and videos
The Little Chapel that Stood, by A. B. Curtiss [click here and here for lesson plans based on this story]
9/11/2001: The Day that Changed America
9/11 Education Materials
Remembering September 11
September 11: Bearing Witness to History
September 11th Theme Lesson Plans
Teaching 9/11: Lessons to Inspire Your Students
Another text I like to use as a tie-in to Patriot Day and the President’s call to Americans to commit to serving our communities and nation is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
Miss Rumphius’ mission to make the world more beautiful is a great way to inspire students to create their own plans for how they will positively impact our world.
Moments of silence, increased vigilance, and a focus on service to others… what better way to honor and remember those who our nation has lost.