Either way, the best lesson I developed to teach about 9/11 was this cooperative learning timeline lesson plan. It truly makes for an amazing, thorough lesson on September 11th.
Your class is divided into 7 groups who each work together to put together a timeline for one aspect of the 9/11 tragedy. This The 7 groups are:
- American Airlines Flight 11
- United Airlines Flight 175
- American Airlines Flight 77
- United Airlines Flight 93
- President Bush
- The World Trade Center Towers
- The Pentagon
After each group has analyzed their assigned minute-by-minute events, you lead a PowerPoint presentation of the whole day and each group shares their events, so that the class get get a true perspective of the chaos and confusion most Americans felt that morning.
Finally, an interview assignment is included for students to conduct after your lesson to get a better perspective of what happened.
This is a truly powerful lesson that can be download by clicking here. I promise, it will have a lasting impact on your students.
The download includes the 7 sets of timelines, a complete timeline of the whole day, a PowerPoint that matches the timelines, the interview assignment, and 4 videos of footage from 9/11.
Thank you for looking!