If you missed the first part of my September 11th lesson, find that post here.
This year I’m taking advantage of my students overwhelming interest in all things September 11th related and adding a few more activities to my September 11th literacy unit. All components can be downloaded free on TpT.
I’ve already discussed Day 1 (walking them through the events of 9/11 with the interactive timeline) and Day 2 (students completing independent questions in the computer lab so that each has his own computer). Here’s what I’m planning for Days 3-4.
I made my own timeline of what I thought were important events from 9/11. Of course, they’re all important, but we’re working on discerning and extracting the most relevant information. Here’s mine:
Of course, there are ways to slightly alter this activity in order to simplify it for other students, use it with more immature students, or differentiate within your own classroom. You might have them create a timeline that focuses on only one aspect of September 11th. This is easier than looking at all of the events on the timeline and discerning which ones are most important.
You might have your students look for
- all events related to flights
- all events related to the North Tower
- all events related to emergency response
- At 8:19am
- After both towers collapsed
- As officials notified South Tower tenants to remain in the building
- Once the FAA grounded all flights