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Understanding September 11

Use this collection of September 11-themed lesson plans, news stories, videos, and book lists to help students comprehend the 9/11 attacks and understand their lasting impact on the United States and the world, as well as why it was a transformative moment in U.S. history. 

As President Obama told Kids Press Corps reporters in an exclusive interview, "I think it's important for us to realize that, as terrible as that day was, it brought America together and it reminded us that we're all one people."



Grades

3–5 , 6–8 , 9–12

Redcoats and Petticoats

by Ronald Himler , Katherine Kirkpatrick

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

P

2001 World Trade Center Attack, The (Code Red)

by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

From Sea to Shining Sea

by Amy L. Cohn

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Apollo 13 Mission, The

by Adam Stone

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Lexile® Measure

GN520L

Books | Individual Titles | Library Binding
Starting at: $28.00

West Virginia

by Barbara A. Somervill

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

R

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $7.95

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

by Nikki Giovanni , Bryan Collier

Grades

1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

O

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.50
My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2