Teaching high school classes in 2001, I can clearly recall September 11, first turning on the television in my classroom where students and I remained transfixed as we watched planes crashed into twin towers with the backdrop of a clear blue sky — surreal then and now.
In the days and weeks that followed, it was evident that students needed to think, talk and learn about what they had witnessed. As we approach September 11, 2021, students can learn about this tragic day and its aftermath with PBS LearningMedia resources for 9/11. Among them
is the lesson plan How Did the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks Affect American Society? The goal of this lesson for students grades 6-12 is to analyze the effects that the attacks of 9/11 had at the local level in New York City, with a specific focus on Major League Baseball.
Another, September 11th | Teaching with Primary Sources, is an inquiry kit that features Library of Congress sources examining the impact of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Find additional resources to teach and learn about September 11 here.