Looking for a way to remember September 11th while staying focused on Common Core standards? This series of 4 stations comes complete with 1) graphic organizer, 2) directions for each station, 3) an extension worksheet for use after the stations, and 4) embedded weblinks for all other materials.
It is literally a download, print, and start activity. Common Core standards are included in the lesson plan. The lesson would take one full 90 minute block, or 2 shorter classes. It is designed with 8th graders in mind, but can be modified for younger/older students.
Within the lesson, students will read 2 poems (one from a firefighter's standpoint, the other from a NYC residents standpoint), read biographies of 9/11 victims, and read an informational news article about sporting events in post-9/11 times. Each text is accompanied by directions for that particular station & discussion questions.
Updated link for "Sports Fans...": http://www.shfwire.com/sports-fans-hoping-get-back-normalcy/