9/11 How is it important to remember?


Everyone has at least one memory they can fully tell you in every detail. Have you ever had a day where you remember absolutely every detail of that day?

For this lesson, we'll learn more about the history of September 11th, 2001, and we will be doing a virtual tour of the memorial and museum on September 11th, 2001.

The picture below is the memorial site of one of the twin towers base sites.



You're going to write an essay about two views on the day of 9/11.

It could be about someone in the towers, outside the buildings (bystanders), plane passengers, cops or firefighters, or emergency workers. Even you could the view as a terrorist.


Think about those people that were in the towers, or the planes, and what they went through. What do you think they were thinking? How did they feel?


Follow the link to this video and article about the timeline of September 11th, 2001. 

Next, you're going to follow this link that shows the beginning to end of what happened the day the twin towers fell, the Pentagon, and the one plane that went down in remote farmland in Pennsylvania. 

Look at the 3 different pictures below (from the day 9/11 happened), you're going to tell me: What do you see? How did those people feel? How do they look? You are going to put yourself in their shoes.

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Give me three sentences on the emotions and such that you see, by answering the questions above.

Finally, we will be taking a virtual field trip to see the memorial and museum of 9/11. This tour will help you write your short essay on two views from people that were there or remember. Do these videos and pictures and articles give you the information needed to complete an essay?



9/11 Memorial and Museum Two Views Essay


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Congratulations! You made it to the end. You got a first-hand look into what it looked like on September 11th, 2001, from a timeline and videos and articles that were provided but also on a virtual tour of the 9/11 memorial and museum. I hope you learned something new or even added to your knowledge.

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My name is Ms. Stacee O'Dell,

I am a student at Liberty University, working towards my teaching degree in Social Studies. I work as a substitute teacher while working towards my goal to become a teacher. This assignment was a fun one to create because it allowed me to make it fun, and brought in different tools to be able to use. I look forward to being able to have my own classroom in the near future.