This Friday four of my co-workers and I are going to try and complete a rotation with our kiddos, where our kids will rotate classrooms and learn more about Sept. 11. Our kids (in first and second grade) weren't even born on Sept. 11, 2001 so we are attempting to gently teach them the past. I am going to read a book from the library.. haven't made a definite decision yet, but I am thinking "On that day: A book of hope for children" by Andrea Patel or "September 12: We knew everything would be all right" written and illustrated by other first grade students. To add a little activity in with the book reading I made this graphic organizer.
Each student will write in one star a freedom we have, then in the star next to the writing they will draw a picture of the freedom.
I thought this was a great way of having students think about what we have, especially since they probably won't completely understand what actually happened. This is important to talk about and discuss on Friday! Please utilize if you can!! Have a good week!