Educate

For younger Americans, the experience of 9/11 is not a memory lived, but history learned. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum educates students, trains teachers, and engages communities to ensure a new generation understands how the events of 9/11 inform the world in which they live today.

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Photo by Jin S. Lee

Anniversary in the Schools Webinar

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Join students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s free Anniversary in the Schools program. View a film highlighting first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath and connect with Museum staff in real-time through an interactive live chat. The 30-minute program will be available on-demand beginning Friday, September 10, 2021.

September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World

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Lower Manhattan around 8:30 a.m. on September 11, 2001.

Photograph by David Monderer

This educational exhibition recounts the events of September 11, 2001, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Talking to Children about Terrorism

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Terrorist attacks and acts of violence in the United States and around the world evoke strong emotions and prompt understandable questions. Children might be feeling these emotions and considering these questions for the first time. The following tips have been prepared as broad guidelines to help parents and adult caregivers navigate these difficult conversations.