A group of students in school uniforms looks up at a large inscription on the wall that reads “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” The quote from Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid is surrounded by 2,983 unique blue tiles that comprise "Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning" by Spencer Finch.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Students and Teachers

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to providing students and teachers the tools to understand what happened on 9/11 and how the attacks continue to impact our lives.

About a dozen children take part in a school program at the museum. The children are facing toward the photographer and holding clipboards.
Photo by Jin. S. Lee

School Programs

The Museum offers a diverse set of inquiry-based school programs designed to challenge students to think critically about a wide range of topics related to 9/11. All programs align with the Common Core Standards. 

Several students with clipboards walk through the Tribute Walk, a Museum space where art related to 9/11 is displayed.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Lesson Plans

These inquiry-based activities explore the history of the World Trade Center, the events of 9/11, the role that first responders played, and the many ways the country has changed in a post-9/11 world. 

A student with braided hair writes on a clipboard as a group of her classmates do the same behind her.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

Offered every year on and around the 9/11 anniversary, this interactive program connects participants with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration. 

An instructor leads a teacher workshop at the Museum. He and a group of men and women are standing and facing forward as they observe an artifact.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Teacher Professional Development

Teacher workshops address the challenges of teaching difficult content and explore interdisciplinary connections to your curriculum through Museum tours, hands-on activities, and group discussion. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is an approved CTLE sponsor.

Four young women on a bench in the Museum. Two of them are writing on clipboards as the two others have a conversation.
Photo by Noaa Stoler

Teen Ambassador Program

The Teen Ambassador program is a yearlong, stipend-based, afterschool experience for students entering grades 10 to 12. It offers a behind-the-scenes look into the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the ongoing issues raised by 9/11.