91/11/2001: The Day That Changed America
Lesson Plans

In this Scholastic report, you'll find dozens of informative and poignant stories divided into five topical sections: A Day for Reflection; Kids Make a Difference; A Nation Recovers; What's Next for America?; and A Time for Tolerance.

In the following Lesson Plans, we provide suggestions for using each of those sections in your classroom. We hope you will join our returning teachers in using these discussion starters, activities, and ready-to-print reproducibles as a curriculum "tour guide" for the online news stories. For more teacher tips on current events, check out Scholastic News online.

You'll note that the Teacher Tips for this issue are grade-specific (click on our lesson plans for grades 3–4, 5–6, and 7–8). With a topic as complex and emotional as the one-year anniversary of 9/11, we felt that age-appropriateness was especially crucial. Also, be sure to check out the offerings for each grade level. You may find that you can easily adapt the ideas and activities for use in your class.

For lesson ideas for PreK–2, check out our Activities for Younger Children

Lesson Plans for 3–4

Lesson Plans for 5–6

Lesson Plans for 7–8

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