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Fireboat cover National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Fireboat

written and illustrated by Maira Kalman

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is committed to working with educators to create resources addressing the events of 9/11 from a variety of perspectives to provide a comprehensive and illuminating understanding of these events. 

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has partnered with the New York City Department of Education and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education to develop an outstanding set of 9/11 lessons for K-12 classrooms. There are separate sets of plans for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12; each lesson is tied to the appropriate subject and grade level of the Common Core Standards. They are written for use throughout the school year and across subjects, including Social Studies, History, English Language Arts, and Art.

I have found their "Fact Sheet for Early Childhood Students" to be extremely helpful in providing factual information about the September 11 attacks in a straightforward manner, using language comfortable for young children.