Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when the tragic events of September 11, 2001 occurred? I was in the library shelving books when my principal hurried in the door and asked me to turn on the television. Over the course of the school day, I watched the horrifying reality of those terrorist attacks unfold. Those images will be forever locked in my memories. For the middle school students we are teaching in our schools today, the impact of 9/11 has been a part of their lives as long as they can remember. Since most were not yet born when the events occurred, our students do not fully understand how all our lives changed that day. It is our job to educate them on the events of September 11, 2001 and its impact on America.
Below are some resources for teachers to assist with their instruction:
- http://www.teachablemoment.org/images/9-11teachingguide.pdf – page 17 has middle school lessons