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Teaching Kids about 9/11

In this lesson featuring an article from The Washington Post, students read about the events of 9/11. They also learn how Jennifer Lagasse, the assistant director of education programs at the National September 11 Memorial Museum, responds to children's questions about that day. This lesson includes a photo as well as comprehension and discussion questions.

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  • anniversary
  • pentagon
  • highjack
  • victim
  • floodgate
  • perceive
  • first responder
  • tribute
  • resilience
  • beam
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Photo(Reference)
  • Photo Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)
  • Additional Resources(Reference)