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Learn About 9/11-Kid Friendly

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.

A good place to start-Know the different branches of the military-

Navy is above and below water.

Air Force provides rapid air and space force that can be anywhere in the world within hours

The Space Force Organizes, Trains and equips space forces in order to protect the US in space

The US Coast Guard provides law and safety enforcement, marine and environmental protection and military and naval support. It is part of the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime and part of the Navy during wartime

Along with our wonderful military, many police and firefighters and EMTs ( Emergency Medical Technician) also helped, along with many civilians. 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.

Here are some survivor stories and videos from the National Geographic Channel.

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
September 11th-1st-6th grade-$3.50
All About Patriot DAy 9//11 Activity Kinder-3rd-$3.50
September 11 Patriot Day 9/11 First Responders (includes Digital Google options) 8.00 2nd and 3rd


I Survived The Attacks of September 11, 2001 (Lauren Tarshis) Novel Study-3rd-5th $3.75

Brain Pop-September 11th

Understanding September 11th-Scholastic


Fireboat-The Heroic Adventures of John J Harvey-Ages 8+

America is Under Attach:September 11th, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell. Ages 9+

nine, ten: A September 11th Story Ages 10+

The Red Bandana

We All Fall Down-Middle School

What Were the Twin Towers? Elementary School

On That Day-Early Elementary

September 12th: We Knew Everything Would be All Right- Early Elementary

Do you have any good resources you would like to share for September 11th?

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