Learn With Us Online

Two girls are engaged in an art activity in a classroom setting while a woman sharing their table looks on attentively.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Although the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is temporarily closed, we are committed to providing relevant and engaging learning opportunities for students, teachers, families, and the general public. We have moved several educational resources online to support you while at home.

Activities at Home

Engage in simple, collaborative art-making activities with materials you have at home and share your work with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

 A hand-drawn poster reads "To All Keyworkers, We Thank You."   The slogan is surrounded by drawings of a sanitation worker, fire truck, a shopping cart,  medical instruments and other tools of fronline workers.
Photo by Jaime Caldwell

Share your own message of gratitude and appreciation for those on the frontlines, both in the aftermath of 9/11 and now, by participating in our “Dear Hero” campaign. Download the template, write a “Dear Hero” message, and share it on your social media to help honor our heroes today.

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

Register for this free, interactive program, offered every year on the 9/11 anniversary, that connects participants with guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration. On the anniversary, participants can live chat with Museum staff during the program.

A woman in a pink dress stands underneath a boom mic in front of the Spencer Finch installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Photos by Jin S. Lee

Webinar Stories

Explore a collection of first-person video accounts from our annual Anniversary in the Schools webinar that help us understand the attacks and the ways people exemplified strength and resilience in their aftermath. These five- to ten-minute stories, all filmed onsite at the Memorial and the Museum, can be sorted by speaker and video type.

Lesson Plans

Our online lesson plans offer educators age-appropriate and engaging ways to teach about 9/11 and its ongoing repercussions. Browse these inquiry-based, multimedia lessons for K to 12 students. Each lesson is organized by theme, grade-level, and length of activity.

In offering examples of resilience, empathy, and courage, we hope these activities and resources provide you and your young learners at home with opportunities to feel connected to others in this current moment.

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K-9 Courage Honors the Comfort and Companionship Provided by Canine Responders

A yellow Labrador retriever licks the face of a man kneeling who wears an FDNY jacket and work boots.

Search and rescue dogs went beyond their specialized training to elevate the spirits of responders at Ground Zero. Recovery workers approached and embraced the search dogs, which were brightening the dark days on the pile. Workers seeking a break hugged, petted, gave treats to, and played with the dogs.

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Behind the Lens: A Visit to the Foundry

In this photo, two metal workers melt 9/11 World Trade Center steel into hot liquid at a foundry while wearing red hardhats and metallic coverings.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum's director of photography witnesses melting of World Trade Center steel at a Missouri foundry, which would later be reshaped and poured into the fissures on the 9/11 Memorial Glade’s monoliths.

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