Patriot Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. On this day, flags are flown at half-mast and there are ceremonies, candlelight vigils, and other remembrance services. Below are some resources for including Patriot Day lessons and activities in your homeschool.
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default_archive.asp?fpArchive=091201 – The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, changed American culture. On the 12th anniversary, take a look at how front pages around the world chronicled the attacks the day after.
http://www.911memorial.org/teach-learn – The official 9/11 Memorial site contains facts, lesson plans, interactive timelines, primary sources, and more.
http://raillife.com/tempe-healing-field-911-tribute – 9/11 Healing Field, the nation’s longest running Sept. 11, 2001 tribute event, where one American flag is flown for every person who died in the terrorist attacks. The web page includes several videos to watch and remember the day that we vowed to never forget.
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/patriot-celebrated-today-anniversary-20291.html – ReadWriteThink discussion questions, websites, and related lessons for grades 3-12.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/911 – Patriot Day coloring pages, poetry, thematic books, and printables for kids, from Apples4theTeacher.
http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/9-11-A-Nation-Remembers-50006099 – “9/11: A Nation Remembers” lesson plan for grades 6 and up from The National Constitution Center.
http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/9-11-and-the-Constitution-50006359 – Excellent lesson on “9/11 and the Constitution” from The Center for Civic Education.
http://www.911day.org/toolkits/teaching-tools-50332 – Service learning activity ideas related to 9/11, from Scholastic.
http://www.knowledgehouse.info/njfk/hero.html – Read about 9-11 heroes and other heroes such as our nation’s founders.
http://www.homeschoolpatriot.com – Patriotic holiday info, resources, educational materials, historical documents, famous homeschooled patriots, and more.