New 2017 Education Offerings Help Students Understand 9/11

New 2017 Education Offerings Help Students Understand 9/11

Students explore the various artifacts and exhibits at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers a host of diverse educational and classroom activities for teachers, families and children which are designed to challenge students to think critically about a wide range of topics related to 9/11.

Student Workshops: This diverse set of two-hour field trips include a tour of specific exhibits in the Museum and an activity in our education center.

Workshops are open on weekdays through June 9, 2017. For more information on classroom workshops, visit here.

Student Tours: Exploring what happened on the morning of 9/11 by investigating artifacts in the Museum, this 90-minute tour for students in grades 6-12 reveals the stories behind those artifacts. Students are introduced to the events of the attacks and challenged to consider their ongoing impact on the world.

School tours are available for booking on weekdays through June 9, 2017.

Educators deep in discussion during a recent professional development workshop. Photo by Jin Lee.Professional Development: Workshops address the challenges of teaching difficult content and explore interdisciplinary connections to curriculums and common core standards through Museum tours, hands-on activities and group discussion.

April 20, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
June 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information on professional development workshops, visit here.

A child rests their hand on the 9/11 Memorial parapets during a recent Youth and Family tour. Photo by Jin Lee.Youth and Family Tours: Designed for visitors with children, this 60-minute age-appropriate program explores the design of the Memorial, the events of 9/11 and how we commemorate the attacks. The program includes a tour of the Memorial and Museum and an accompanying interactive activity.

Offered at the following dates and times throughout 2017:

March 20 – 24, 2017, one tour per day at 2:30 p.m. 
April 10 – 14, 2017, two tours per day 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 
June 19 – August 25, 2017, three tours each weekday: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Drop-in Activity Stations: Tied to artifacts and themes in the Museum that engage intergenerational audiences, visitors can drop-in and participate in the activities in the Education Center’s Classroom C.

Activity stations are offered on Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.