911 Materials for Teachers

Disclaimer — These materials were developed by federal grantees and agencies in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. The materials are provided as a convenience for teachers and others seeking resources for teaching about September 11. ED does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of these materials, nor does the inclusion of links to these materials represent an endorsement of these materials or organizations that created them.


  • Positive School Climate and 911 — Resources for helping create and maintain a positive school climate and preventing bullying, harassment, and discrimination. [MS Word, 41K]

  • 9/11 and the Constitution — Four Constitution Day lessons invite students to reflect upon who we are as Americans. Students examine fundamental values and principles in the Declaration of Independence and Preamble to the Constitution, evaluate progress toward the realization of American ideals, and propose actions that might narrow the gap between these ideals and reality. (Provided by the Center for Civic Education)

  • Good Citizens in a Time of Emergency — This lesson looks at how ordinary people acted in extraordinary ways on September 11, 2001. It explores ways to practice good citizenship every day as well as in times of emergency or disaster. (Provided by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago)

  • In Remembrance: Teaching September 11 — Here's a roundup of resources from across the web for teaching, learning about, and remembering September 11. It includes primary source archives and strategies for teaching emotionally-charged subjects. (Provided by the National History Education Clearinghouse)

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