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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Responding to Tragedy: Then and Now
|Grades||8 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions, plus additional time in or out of class for composition of student poems|
Grades 5 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After researching various natural disasters, students share their findings with each other using glogs, or through poster presentations.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students select, read about, and report on a hero and then identify how their hero matches certain criteria and characteristics. Hero reports are then compiled into a class book.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 11
Students write about the name "Patriot Day" and how it marks the anniversary of a huge disaster. An alternative assignment could be to ask students to record their reflections about 9/11.
Grades K – 11 | Calendar Activity |  August 23
As a class, students explore weather-related and other natural disasters that their geographical area is prone to and review emergency preparedness and procedures.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
Sensitive to the increased importance of valuing diversity and diverse points of view since 9/11, this article describes activities through which ESL students contribute new knowledge to their classes while simultaneously improving their English language skills.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
Hear how graphic novels place the events of 9/11 in historical context, how war stories put a human face on the costs of military conflict, and how YA novels imagine roles that teens can play in working for a better world.