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Photo: Jin S. Lee

Anniversary in the Schools

Thank you to those who participated in the Anniversary in the Schools program commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. If you did not participate on the anniversary, the program is still available to view.

View the program today

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Learn about the attacks through personal stories retold by first responders from the FDNY and PAPD, a 9/11 survivor, and a 9/11 advocate, and recognize the importance of commemoration during this 35-minute program.

  • Computer, tablet, smartphone, smartboard
  • Screen to view the program (if separate from devices above)
  • Internet connection
  • Speakers

The program can be viewed as a group or individually. If your students or viewers are participating remotely, please share the webinar link with them in advance: 911memorial.org/webinar.

Pre-Program Activities

Viewing Guides

Glossary: This glossary defines terms used by the speakers that may be unfamiliar to students. It also includes maps of the five boroughs of NYC and the original World Trade Center site. Download glossary

Grades 3-5: This lesson provides an overview of 9/11 and highlights themes of courage and heroism using age-appropriate language. View lesson 

Grades 6-12: This lesson provides an overview of 9/11 and assesses students’ prior knowledge about the attacks. View lesson 

Post-Program Activities

These activities will encourage further exploration of themes presented during the webinar.  Download activities

Want to tell us how you commemorated 9/11? Or to thank the speakers or share an interesting discussion you had after the program? Tweet it with the hashtag #911MuseumEd,

For more information contact the Education Programs Staff at: anniversaryintheschools@911memorial.org.

The webinar is made possible in partnership with the New York Life Foundation.