September 11 Resources

 

Fireman raising flag The opening of school coincides with the 10th anniversary  of the September 11 attacks. As such, schools and teachers have an opportunity to conduct lessons to help commemorate this tragic event.  Doing so is extremely important considering that this year's graduating seniors were only seven or eight when the attack occurred, making this watershed event a distant memory to many.

When determining how to approach this topic, schools and teachers may consider lessons around topics such as heroes/heroines, sacrifice, patriotism, terrorism or tolerance.