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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."


3–5 , 6–8 , 9–12

Susan Cheyney

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