9/11 Resources

Instructional Resources

Photo credit: National September 11 Memorial & Museum

9/11 Memorial & NYCDOE Instructional Resources

The 9/11 Memorial partnered with the New York City Department of Education to develop 9/11 lesson plans for K-12 classrooms. These lesson plans are focused on four themes: Historical Impact, Community & Conflict, Heroes & Service, and Memory & Memorialization. Many of these lessons incorporate artifacts and images from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's extensive collection.

The lesson plans were written with NYCDOE teachers for use in Social Studies, History, English Language Arts and Art and are organized by grade level and then theme.

9/11 Lesson Plans from NYCDOE and 911/Memorial


Other Instructional Resources

9/11 Anniversary Teaching Guide
Provided by Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Age-appropriate classroom lessons and activities for grades K-12. The aim of these lessons is to deepen students' understanding of September 11 and the 10th anniversary ceremonies and develop their critical thinking skills. The guide, written by Morningside Center executive director Tom Roderick, also includes recommended books and other teaching ideas.
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