Teaching on the 9/11 Anniversary

How can educators acknowledge the anniversary of September 11th and educate students about the events of that day and their impact? We offer some perspective in two recent articles. For more, see our 9/11 Teaching Guide. 

9/11 peace memorial

Messages at NYC's Union Square after the 9/11 attack, by North Sullivan ​​​​​​

NY1 Story on Teaching about 9/11: As 9/11’s memory fades, teachers show city students just how relevant it is

Morningside's Tala Manassah and other educators weigh in. Says Tala: "There are so many examples of the human capacity for compassion for healing, for helping, for showing up for other people that happened on that day and the weeks that followed. You should start there, but not end the story there."


NPR Story on Teaching about 9/11: How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids

Share feelings and make room for discomfort: "We advise teachers to be bold, and be courageous in meeting the kids where they're at," Tala Manassah told NPR. "Sometimes the edges of our learning happen when we are uncomfortable."


Our 9/11 Anniversary Teaching Guide (Updated)

See our collection of guidelines and activities for K-12.