Teaching an emotionally sensitive subject like 9/11 can be difficult for educators, who might struggle to find new narratives and appropriate details to communicate the scale of the tragedy effectively. To commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attacks, the 9/11 Memorial Museum invites teachers and students to participate in Anniversary in the Schools, a free webinar that aims to provide a new, meaningful way to deepen students’ knowledge about the events that unfolded.
The webinar, which will be filmed inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum, will connect 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 first responder Bill Spade, survivor Tom Canavan, and Alison Crowther, mother of Welles Crowther, a victim of the attacks; and be given the opportunity to ask questions through a live chat with Museum staff.
The 35-minute program will be broadcast on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, throughout the day. The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language and captioned. Educators can register for the 2017 webinar here.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff