History Quest: United States Study Guide

September 11th Free Unit Study

Paul Simon sings “Bridge Over Troubled Water” during America: A Tribute to Heroes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdWW4IH5JW4&list=PLv_Z-b9pO4-hLTvir93CDF3Er7-GXGMGu&index=38

September 11th video from BrainPop: https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/september11th/

This is a segment NBC News produced around the time of the 15th anniversary of September 11th. It may give parents some idea about how children understand the events of September 11th. “Too Young to Remember: How Kids Comprehend 9/11”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugp_QluPos4

Here’s a brief clip from an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood where Fred Rogers shows children a behind-the-scenes look at his studio. https://www.misterrogers.org/places/

A short video describing why it’s important to remember September 11th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2xy0ac-PGc

Suggested Reading List

14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan

Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11 by Julie Gassman

America is Under Attack by Don Brown

September 11: Then and Now by Peter Benoit

Ground Zero Dogs by Meish Goldish

In Their Own Words: September 11, a Primary Source History by Alan Wachtel

Ranger in Time: Escape from the Twin Towers by Kate Messner

I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis

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