TOUR FOR THE NATIONAL
SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
LAUNCHES FALL 2007

Initial stops include:
Columbia, SC
Raleigh, NC
Norfolk, VA
Pittsburgh, PA
Charleston, WV
Cincinnati, OH
Lexington, KY
Ft. Wayne, IN
Lansing, MI
Aurora, IL
Madison, WI
Sioux Falls, SD
Des Moines, IA
Omaha, NE
Wichita, KS
St. Louis, MO



Please click here for additional tour stops and details.

 

 

About This Unit

GRADE
5-9

DURATION
4

Commemorate September 11, 2001 with history lessons and learning activities Commemorate September 11, 2001 with history lessons and learning activities

History in the Making: Remembering September 11, 2001

With a focus on the events of September 11, 2001, these lesson plans and activities teach the value of primary sources as a means to remembering people, events, and recent history.

OBJECTIVE
Created by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, in conjunction with Scholastic Inc., History in the Making features national standards–based lessons and activities to help students think critically about:

  • how current events become part of history
  • how the past affects our lives—as individuals, as members of a local community, and as citizens of the world

What students should know:
  • The events of September 11 were witnessed by a global audience in real time. As a result, there is an abundance of primary source material—first-person testimonies, objects, and digital materials—for scholars and future generations interested in learning about this event.
  • Different people may describe or remember the events of September 11, 2001, in different ways.
  • Artifacts—from building remnants to personal belongings—provide concrete evidence of past events.
  • It is important for artifacts to be preserved by archivists and museum curators so that historians and future generations may study and learn about the past.


RESOURCES:

Teacher Introduction/Background (PDF)
Connections to National Standards (PDF)

LESSONS FOR THIS UNIT
Lesson 1: Gathering Primary Sources—Oral Testimonies
Lesson 2: Learning from Objects and Memorials

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