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Discuss the sensitive events of September 11th, 2001 with elementary children. These integrated lesson plans and 9-11 printable texts are age appropriate and emphasize how Americans unite and serve one another during times of tragedy. Teach about Sept.11th while meeting your reading informational text and writing standards too.
This resource includes lesson plans for students to:
- Pose inquiry based questions based on 9/11 photographs
- Read and reread a text about 9/11 (differentiated texts provided)
- Code the text for details, vocabulary, and confusing parts (example/answer sheet and posters provided)
- Answer and discuss text dependent questions (questions provided)
- Talk about the text with others (poster provided)
- Fill out a graphic organizer to take notes on key details
- Write in response to what they have learned
- Create a themed art piece
Two art activities are included for students to create once they have a deeper understanding of the meaning of September 11th. Students create a reflective art collage or weave a paper mat as a background for the Twin Towers. (Examples, instructions, and printable materials provided)
This packet includes:
- Visual inquiry anticipatory set
- Detailed, step-by-step lesson plans
- Differentiated texts about September 11th
- Text dependent questions and answer key
- Text coding examples and answer key
- 3 anchor chart posters (Text Coding, Turn and Talk, Unknown Words)
- Variety of graphic organizers
- Variety of themed writing paper
- Reflective art collage and Weaving mat instructions, examples and printable materials
This September 11th lesson plan is the perfect way to integrate language arts, social studies, and art while helping students understand how important it is to come together during difficult times.
Our buyers say:
"Beautiful activity for September 11th. The visuals alone are perfect and the writing is appropriate for my grade level."
"It's difficult to teach kiddos about this because they weren't alive to witness it, but I really wanted to help them understand why it's such an important time. This was really helpful!"
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