*** Move beyond the facts and learn about the people impacted by September 11th, 2001!
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This activity is modeled after the identity card activity at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.. If you have ever been to the Holocaust Museum, then you will know how this activity is structured: students get an ID of someone that suffered during the attacks, and then learn about their fate at the end. By connecting to a specific person, students are more likely to understand the gravity of the lost. It brings the event alive for them. In this activity, students will have the chance to learn about four different people that were directly impacted by the attacks on 9/11.
The September 11th, 2001 attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. In order to truly understand the complete devastation and heartbreak of the event, one must look at the individual lives of the people that were affected by the attacks. This activity gives students the chance to look at four lives that were forever changed on September 11th, 2001. They will read about their lives, and then they will learn about what happened to them on that fateful day. Some survived, some did not.
There are a total of 21 identity cards. Includes activity sheet and outcome chart! Teacher instructions included! After the activity, I usually have the students watch the documentary "Inside the Twin Towers". I have included the video guide with the product!
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