September 11 Unit Studies

Are you going to study 9/11 this week? How does one teach what was seen and heard on 9/11/01? Many kids in school today weren’t even born yet when it happened. But this significant event in American history can still can be a difficult subject to look back on. Here are some 9/11 unit studies to help you get started.

All Ages

Learn About 9/11 – A 9/11 timeline and an extensive selection of educational materials for grades K-12 on the terrorist incidents that took place at the Pentagon, New York City, and Pennsylvania. You can search the resources by keyword, grade level, subject, or specific resource type. From the Pentagon Memorial Fund.

9/11 Lesson Plans – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has partnered with the New York City Department of Education and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education to develop a robust set of 9/11 lessons for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.


Write Letters to Commemorate 9/11 – Students commemorate the 9/11 anniversary by writing letters to fire, police, or emergency medical personnel in their communities or to the service men and women who fight terrorism overseas.

What Happened on 9-11– A page of links for kids to explore, from Class

Middle School

Emergency Preparedness – Students research and report on a variety of governmental and humanitarian organizations for disaster response, including the Red Cross, FEMA, and more.

Memorial for September 11th – The students will express their feelings toward the tragedy of September 11, 2001 through poems and paintings.

High School

9/11 and the Constitution – The anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, coincides with Constitution and Citizenship Day, which commemorates the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. The juxtaposition of these anniversaries provides an opportunity to reflect upon who we are as Americans, examine our fundamental ideals and principles, and evaluate our nation’s progress toward realization of our shared ideals. From the Center for Civic Education.

Watch for more 9/11 links tomorrow!

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