Explaining the events of 9/11 is tough to do, especially when it is to a group of children. This is how I would do it each year.
I presented the topic to the kids with guided notes (cloze) and then followed it up with either an online video, read aloud book, or both. Then I would end the discussion and lesson with The Courageous Quilt activity. This was important because the kids took away an empowering and positive message from such a tragic and terrible day in our history.
This little bundle includes:
-The Guided Notes (student handout)
The Answer Key
-The Courageous Quilt Activity (student handout)
Please let me know how this lesson goes for you and your kids and how you like it!
Happy Teaching! ;) -Mrs. Walshie