Remembering September 11 With The Kids

September 11, 2001 changed our Nation and our World in many ways.

It gave new meaning to the term 9-11.

Please take a moment to remember the 2996 innocent people who lost their lives: parents, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren & loved ones.

Reflect and  teach your kids about 9/11.

Though, it was a day of mourning and loss for our country, there are many lessons of courage, unity, love, and strength that came from this historic day as well.

My kids were born after 9/11. I’ve been looking for information on how to explain it to kids. Here are a few resources I came across:

YouTube: Launched by Google and the New York Times, this is the official “9/11″ YouTube channel.  It contains archived broadcasts from September 2001 as well as unique content from the New York Times. In addition, people are invited to submit personal stories that are available for viewing and sharing.

Front Page: See newspaper front page headlines from around the world dated September 12, 2001.

USA Today: Guide to tv specials for 9/11 Ten Year Anniversary.

AmericaAttacked 911: Website dedicated to the men, women and children who lost their lives; those brave people who gave their lives, and the Heroes that responded to the emergency.

World Statesmen: Memorial to the lives lost and a detailed timeline of all the September 11 events in New York City in Arlington, Virginia and in Pennsylvania.

9/11 Memorial: Tips, timeline, and teaching guide to discuss 9/11 with children.

Teaching History: Teaching and learning resources for 9/11 remembrance.

*Just click on the resource name and it will take you directly to their site*

September 11, 2001

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