On September 11, 2001, there was an attack on America that changed the way Americans would interact with each other and view their freedoms for the rest of our lives. Some people from other countries with extreme beliefs, decided they were against what America stands for: the rights of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs to enjoy freedom and a life of liberty. So on the fateful morning which has come to be known as 9-11, four commercial jet airplanes were hijacked and used as weapons to attack America in a cruel way.
By crashing those planes into buildings and fields, thousands of innocent people lost their lives. Many more thousands were tragically impacted – those who survived, and those whose loved ones were killed, and the many, many brave rescue workers who saved so many lives but endured the pain of watching so many more die horrific deaths.
The people who arranged that horrendous attack on 9-11 wanted Americans to feel afraid and disorganized, but we are not. We are STRONGER than ever before!
Never lose faith in who we are and what our country stands for.
Believe in the USA!
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FEATURED LESSON PLANS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:
America Sings: History of American Patriotic Songs– This lesson was created by Julie White a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher from Harvey, IL. This lesson will help students explore the way patriotic songs defined America in different eras.
The Origins of The American Flag-This lesson is to help 4th and 5th grade students enhance their learning experience on the origins of the American Flag. The students will learn about the beginnings in history, symbols, stars and stripes. They will also explore through the Library of Congress, Primary Sources, and other resources to better understand what the stars stand for as well as the colors and stripes. The lesson was created by Terrance Bates a teacher at Nathan Hale Middle School in Crestwood, IL.
“We Shall Never Forget”,” A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”. This US History project was written for high school students by Jim Giacchino and Jake Emerson, teachers at Manteno High School in Manteno, IL. The lesson, through the use of PowerPoints and the Library of Congress’ website will allow students to examine photographic primary source evidence on how these two events influenced our nations military, society and culture.
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