We know that 9/11/01 had a tremendous impact on our lives, but our students may not.
Activity 1 is a Q&A about 9/11/01 to be conducted with an adult a few days before Activity 2. The goal is to open up communication between your students and the important adults in their lives.
Activity 2 allows students to share the responses they gathered with their peers. After their time in groups, students will work independently to get started on a “KWL” chart. Next, the class will watch an informative and age-appropriate video on BrainPOP®*. After the video, students will record what they learned. To conclude, students briefly partner up to share what they learned with a peer.
* BrainPOP is a paid educational video site. The September 11th video is free on and around 9/11. Be prepared with a back up plan if the video is not available.