Many parents want to talk about the history of September 11th with their children, but aren’t sure how to talk about it.
Amazingly enough, if you were born on September 11th, 2001, you will turn 19 this year. For many adults, we remember this day in a very solemn way. For many people, they do not remember they day at all. But, it is an important day in our recent history that should be spoken of with our children.
In our household, we speak about it each year. September 11th was the catalyst that made my husband and brother in law sign up to serve in the military. My brother in law was Killed in Action in August of 2010, and we recognized and appreciate his sacrifice for our country. We also want to acknowledge the service of all the men and women in our community as well.
History.com has a great reference for all of the information on what happened on the day of September 11th. Obviously, talk about this with discretion based on what you think your child can handle.
Worksheets and Learning Materials
(9/11) September 11th: engaging 35-slide PPT (stats, images, videos, handouts). 2nd-12th Grade. Mostly used for 6th grade. $7.77
September 11th: The Day Heroes Were Made Paper Bag Book– 1st-5th grade $3.00
nine, ten: A September 11th Story Ages 10+
We All Fall Down-Middle School
On That Day-Early Elementary
Do you have any good resources you would like to share for September 11th?