Students sit in a row as they look forward and listen to a speaker who is out of view in the Museum Auditorium.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

View 2019 Webinar Here

Thank you to those who participated in the 18th anniversary webinar hosted by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. If you did not participate in the live webinar, click the link above to view the program.

This program connects participants with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration. You will be introduced to exhibitions within the Museum and hear personal stories about the attacks from first responders and survivors.

The following sections provide teaching activities to prepare students to view the webinar and extend the discussion after the program.

Pre-Webinar Activities

Glossary: This glossary defines terms used by the speakers that may be unfamiliar to students. It also includes maps of the five boroughs of NYC and the original World Trade Center site.

Grades 3-5: This activity explores basic content related to 9/11 and themes of courage and heroism using age-appropriate language.

Grades 6-12: This lesson covers basic content related to 9/11 and assesses students’ prior knowledge about the attacks.

Post-Webinar Activities

These activities will encourage further exploration of themes presented during the webinar.

Grades 3-5: This lesson explores different ways people memorialize the 9/11 attacks.

Grades 6-8: This lesson focuses on how communities move forward after tragic events.

Grades 9-12: This lesson examines the question of how a memorial serves as both a public space and a place of remembrance.

School Programs

Explore a diverse set of inquiry-based programs designed to challenge students to think critically about a range of topics related to 9/11.

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Teacher Professional Development

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