September 11 PowerPoint. September 11th, Patriot Day. PowerPoint on September 11, 2001 has over a hundred slides with photos of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania crash site of Flight 93. It can be shown with or without music. Showing it without in silence is a very moving tribute on 9-11...there is just a sound effect of each slide switching, and it can be very somber. I personally like to play it with the music of Paul McCartney's "Freedom" and Neil Young's "Let's Roll." Another good song is Alan Jackson's Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning. (Music must be purchased separately due to copyright laws, or you can just Google those songs and play them on your phone when you start the show. I have done that, too.) The anniversary of that tragic day is coming up. This will help your students understand the immensity and seriousness of the attacks on 9/11. Most middle schoolers were not even born when it happened, and although some of them have heard about it, most of them think this is ancient history. Have your Language Arts students write about what they feel after watching the photo slide show (good lesson on imagery - have them imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of the day). This is good for Social Studies or History teachers as well, and includes some informational slides as well. Quick review questions near the end. Slides advance automatically, but you can pause if needed, or change the settings. It is EDITABLE for your classroom use...some images may be disturbing for little ones, so I have put it in an editable format so that you can remove slides as desired.
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