I made these for my sixth grade students to wear on September 11th as part of my 9/11 literacy unit, so I'm posting them here to share as well.
There are 3 versions.
The craftivity version is perfect if you’d like your students to actually make their own ribbons and have some ownership in the memorial ribbon. The full color version is ideal if you’d like to save time and print them already colored for your small class of students. Or, print one to wear yourself. Just in case you need to print several pages of them already colored, I made the ink friendly version that is already colored in but much lighter on the colored ink usage.
Assembly instructions are included.
In remembrance of those who perished on 9/11, the ribbon is designed purposefully.
Four red stripes represent the four sites of tragedy: Both towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania.
The four stars represent those who died in the attacks.
Star 1 – 343* Firefighters
Star 2 – 60* Police Officers
Star 3 – 15* EMTs
Star 4 – 2552* Innocent Civilians (including 50 Military Personnel in Pentagon)
*Conflicting numbers have been verified. Please pardon any errors.
Use this along with my FREE September 11th Interactive Timeline Freebie.