9/11 Anniversary Resources
Lesson PlansGeneral InformationVideos in eMedia
9/11 – A Day in Infamy (pdf)
This lesson plan emphasizes the sequence of events that occurred before, during and after 9/11 to help increase students' basic knowledge while correcting inaccuracies and misunderstandings.
The 9/11 Commission Report Lesson Plan (pdf)
Students will learn about the creation of the 9/11 Commission and review the Report's Executive Summary and the legislation that implemented some of the recommendations.
A Firefighter's Story (pdf)
In this lesson, students will read accounts of 9/11 from a firefighter's point of view and then will examine 9/11 through the eyes of other emergency personnel, including firefighters, police officers and other uniformed individuals.
A Hero's Gear (pdf)
Students will learn about the outfit used by a firefighter on September 11, 2001. Children will then think about the ways they help in their own communities and imagine an outfit that would assist them with those jobs.
The Little Chapel That Stood (pdf)
Students will read the poem, The Little Chapel That Stood, and then discuss what the chapel represented to the people prior to 9/11 and the days after 9/11, in addition to their own reactions to the poem and the chapel itself.
Responding and Remembering Through Art (pdf)
In this activity students will look at ways artists and members of the public responded to the events of September 11, 2001. You will then use images of those responses to create a digital memorial of photographs.
September 11th - Personal Stories of Transformation
This is a classroom resource kit that contains 8 videos. Each story is accompanied by discussion questions that guide students to connect outcomes of the historic events of September 11th to the choices they make in their own lives.
The Survivor Tree (pdf)
In this lesson, students will learn about the Callery Pear Tree. Although it barely survived the 9/11 attacks at Ground Zero, it was relocated and continued to grow and bloom despite its rather grim state, becoming a symbol of hope.
The 9/11 Commission Report
This report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
FAQ about 9/11
Answers to basic questions such as "What happened on 9/11?" and "What does Afghanistan have to do with 9/11?"
Interactive 9/11 Timeline
This interactive timeline chronicles the events of 9/11 using images, audio and video from the 9/11 Memorial Museum's permanent collection.
Sept. 11: Teaching Contemporary History
Access the archived version of the online conference that explores strategies and resources for K-12 educators to use when teaching about the events of September 11, 2001.
Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
Visiting the memorial in person is not always an option, so this website includes a robust virtual tour of the memorial through an interactive three-dimensional (3-D) experience.
The September 11 Digital Archive
Explore more than 150,000 digital items related to 9/11, including images, emails and other electronic communications. (Please add a Warning icon / hover: Some of the material included in the archive may not be suitable for young children.)
Videos in eMedia
Utah educators and students can download the following videos from UEN’s eMedia
The Road to 9/11: A Brief History of Conflict in the Middle East
A detailed look at the forces that have shaped the Middle East to give an understanding of the current crisis.
21st Century Turning Points in U.S. History: 2000-2009
A discussion of events that transformed America, including, the Presidential election of 2000, 9/11, the Iraq War and more.
FRONTLINE. In Search of Al Qaeda
What happened to the hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters who survived U.S. airstrikes in the mountains of Afghanistan? FRONTLINE follows their trails.