New York’s Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne was written to honor the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11. This story of the 19th century legendary New York firefighter Mose Humphreys explores the themes of bravery, courage, hope, and honor.


See the following links for lesson plan ideas:

Random House Teacher’s Guide

Learning from the Challenges of Our Times (see pages 15-16)

Looking for more lesson plans? See my post from last week.


And for a different perspective, you may want to check out I Was Born on 9/11, by Cindy L. Rodriguez.

How do you teach about September 11th in your class? Do you have a book or activity that you find especially helpful?


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