Patriot Day Activities for September 11th

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September 11 Teaching Resources from TeamTom Education

A new generation of students is in United States classrooms who do not know about the attacks of September 11th. In the United States, Patriot Day is an annual observance and day of remembrance held on September 11 in memory of those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Americans often refer to Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11.

In this post, we’ll share a few resources to help you teach this day of remembrance to your students, including:

  • Todd Beamer Resource Bundle
  • First Responders Slideshow
  • Reading Task Cards about September 11th.
  • September 11th Activity Bundle

Todd Beamer Resource Bundle

Todd Beamer was a hero on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. This lesson bundle teaches what it means to be a hero, a good citizen, to have bravery, and to make a sacrifice. It combines 9/11 social studies content with reading skills (context clues and main idea and details).

This September 11th lesson bundle includes:

  • 3 days of 9/11 lesson plans
  • Slideshow on Todd Beamer and September 11th
  • Video: 50-second first responder overview video
  • Video: Context Clues and Main Ideas
  • Additional YouTube video links
  • 6 Reading Skills Task Cards with Social Studies content
  • Quick write with writing stems, vocabulary, and guiding questions
  • Biography Todd Beamer – Fluency Practice
  • Biography Todd Beamer – Vocabulary Practice
  • Biography Todd Beamer – Comprehension Practice

Here’s a full preview of the Todd Beamer Lesson Plan in a previous post, or view it here on TeachersPayTeachers.

First Responders Slideshow

This is a quick lesson on the heroes in our communities: first responders. It’s perfect for grades 2-4 when learning about September 11th. Students will see images, take notes, and respond to prompts on police, the fire department, and EMTs.

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Reading Task Cards About September 11th

The reading task cards for 9-11 are an excellent tool for integrating the topic into reading classrooms. The cards focus on summarizing information texts and cover the attacks and heroism of September 11, 2001.

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Google Slides Mini-Project

This September 11 (Patriot Day) Google Slides resource is designed to sensitively teach children about the events on September 11, 2001 and the first responders who were 9/11 heroes on that day! The mini-project can be implemented with Google Classroom, Google Slides, Chromebooks, iPads, or other 1:1 devices. (Not Included in the Activities Bundle Below)

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September 11th Activities Bundle

Honor the heroes and first responders of September 11th with this social studies and reading comprehension integration unit. The September 11th bundle celebrates and teachers the facts of 9/11 and the heroic deeds of American citizens and first responders.

September 11th Activities Bundle Includes:

  • Videos
  • Slideshows and PowerPoints
  • Context Clues Task Cards
  • Main Idea Task Cards
  • Summarizing Task Cards
  • First Responder Slideshow
  • Todd Beamer 3-Day Lesson
  • 9/11 Reading Passages

September 11 Teaching Resources

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