I created this freebie because I know it is difficult for teachers of young learners to find age appropriate ways to honor the victims and community heroes of 9/11. As a New Yorker, 9/11 will forever be etched in my memory. I knew many people who lost their lives. Our students, however were not even born yet.
I felt a great way to honor Patriot Day would be to thank our community heroes. Within this packet, I have provided three versions of differentiation for each community hero. Pick and choose what works for you and your students. The pages with the blank spaces can be used by the students to draw a picture or write a message. The pages with the lines can be used to write a short message or letter.