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International Essay and Film Contest for Teens Explores How 9/11 Changed the World

(Joe Woolhead photo) (Joe Woolhead photo)

The 9/11 London Project is offering teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 a chance to explore the ongoing implications of 9/11 and to earn a trip to New York City, where they will visit the 9/11 Memorial. The 9/11 London Project is an educational charity devoted to ensuring that children in the U.S., United Kingdom and around the world understand the causes and consequences of 9/11.

Through a five-minute film or 1,200-word essay, the 9/11 National Schools Competition challenges students to answer the question, “How did 9/11 change the world?”  Winners will be chosen by an expert judging panel, which includes Cliff Chanin, the memorial’s director of education and public programs, and Lee Ielpi, 9/11 Memorial board member and president of the September 11th Families' Association and Tribute WTC Visitor Center.

Parents and teachers looking for resources on teaching 9/11 can turn to the 9/11 Memorial’s Teaching Guides and Lesson Plans.  More resources can be found on the Teach + Learn section of the memorial’s website.

By 9/11 Memorial staff