Anniversary in the Schools

Anniversary in the Schools

Students learn about the history of 9/11.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum invites teachers and students to participate in Anniversary in the Schools, a free webinar commemorating the 16th anniversary of 9/11. The webinar, filmed inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum, connects students and teachers from around the world with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.

Participants will be introduced to exhibitions within the Museum, learn about 9/11 through personal stories from a first responder, a survivor, and family member, and be given the opportunity to ask questions through a live chat with Museum staff. The webinar will introduce students to:

Alison Crowther, mother of Welles Crowther, who gave his life helping others escape on 9/11 and later became known as "The Man in the Red Bandana”

Bill Spade, retired FDNY firefighter from Rescue 5 in Staten Island who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11

Tom Canavan, a securities specialist working in the North Tower on 9/11 who survived the collapse and now works with Strength to Strength, an organization that brings victims of terrorism and their families together from around the world

The 35-minute program will be broadcast on Monday, September 11, 2017, throughout the day. The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language and captioned.