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

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has developed interactive lesson plans for grade 3–12 students that address the 9/11 attacks, their ongoing repercussions, and the history of the World Trade Center. Lessons plans are divided by grade level and theme below.

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  • Local Heroes


    Essential Question: What is a hero and how can people show gratitude to those who act heroically in their own communities?

    Grades: 3 to 5

    Theme: Memorializing 9/11

    Lesson plan
  • What Happened on 9/11?, Part II


    Essential Question: What happened on 9/11?

    Grades: 6 to 12

    Theme: Events of 9/11

    Lesson plan
  • Architecture of Remembrance


    Essential Question: Can a memorial to a tragic event serve as both a public space and a place of remembrance?

    Grades: 9 to 12

    Theme: Memorializing 9/11

    Lesson plan
  • Balancing National Security and Civil Liberties


    Essential Question: How does the balance between ensuring national security and protecting civil liberties shift after a terrorist attack?

    Grades: 9 to 12

    Theme: Repercussions of 9/11

    Lesson plan