September 11, 2001: Fourteenth Anniversary

American flags on a memorial field  Though your students may not remember the events of September 11, the tragedy of that day caused reverberations throughout American society, forever changing security, travel, and the national identity. On the fourteenth anniversary of that day, talk to your students about what they're feeling. Do they understand the significance of the terrorist acts? This collection of articles, lessons, and advice will help your students understand the events of September 11, 2001. By exploring the topics of diversity, conflict resolution, and tolerance, students will cope better with the current world. Allow them to express how they feel about this momentous part of American history with printable activities and creative outlets, like poetry writing and arts and crafts.


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