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

SUBJECT
Social Studies, American History, Flags, Monuments, Symbols

GRADE
5-9

DURATION
4 Class Periods

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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