Sign Up for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's Anniversary in the Schools Webinar Today

Blue light from the Museum auditorium shines on a student as he looks towards the stage during an event. Other students watch beside him.
Students will learn the history of the day and its aftermath through diverse first-person narratives. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students and teachers from around the world commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by participating in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s free Anniversary in the Schools webinar.

To further our mission to honor the 2,983 victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks, we provide this annual webinar to reach students in all 50 states and internationally.

Currently, the states with the most schools registered to participate are New York, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey and California. Here are three reasons educators in every state should consider using this important resource.

The webinar’s global reach brings students together around a common narrative.

Last year, the webinar reached nearly 200,000 students from all 50 states and 13 countries. Participants learn in a comprehensive, fact-driven way about the events of the day as well as the ongoing impact of 9/11 in the world around them. Following the 30-minute presentation, members of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum team are available via live chat to answer questions as classrooms process and respond to five diverse first-person narratives. 

Ultimately, the program encourages young people to commemorate what was lost and live in the spirit of unity that gave strength to the world in the aftermath of the attacks.  

The webinar’s presenters connect students with extraordinary primary sources. 

Whenever we learn about history, the words, memories and experiences of those who lived through the events help us engage in a more meaningful way.

While the webinar features several people connected to 9/11 every year, the 2019 program includes a few firsts: Two participants will represent the Pentagon and another speaker will share her story in both English and Spanish. The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language and captioned. An audio description will also be available. We hope that the content challenges every participant to think critically and see themselves in the ongoing development of the 9/11 story.

The webinar provides a resource to teachers as they introduce 9/11 to the first generation with no lived memory of the day.

Through historically accurate accounts, the live chat feature and compelling audio-visual components, the webinar makes talking about 9/11 a little easier at the beginning of the school year. For teachers and students, the program facilitates meaningful conversations about unity, hope and the spirit of 9/11.

Sign up today for the Anniversary in the Schools webinar.

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