Foundational Lesson Plans

These lessons provide an educational introduction to the 9/11 attacks and the 9/11 Memorial. They are a good starting place for you to discuss the attacks and the aftermath with your students.

An Introduction to the 9/11 attacks
Use this lesson as a foundation to introduce 9/11 and its aftermath to students. As part of the lesson, students will be asked to consider what they know about 9/11 and what they would want to learn about the attacks. Suggested resources, including images, are provided.

An Introduction to the 9/11 Memorial
This lesson introduces students to the design and symbolism of the 9/11 Memorial, while prompting them to consider how they would memorialize the attacks. Age-appropriate investigation questions accompany the lesson and 9/11 Memorial images are provided.