I debated for a while about doing a special unit for school, focusing on September 11th. But, I just wasn’t sure I knew what to focus on and how to present the information about all that happened. I knew though, that my kids should have an understanding of the events, people, causes, effects, etc.
I did end up deciding to do a study of the day, and was very happy when I found a lapbook to help. I was even happier when In The Hands of a Child agreed to give me a free copy of their September 11th Project Pack to use and review.
I really appreciate this activity pack, not only because of the fun and interesting projects, but because of the topics that are presented. Included in the reading and discussion material is information such as:
- A thorough but sensitive explanation of the events
- A detailed timeline
- Background information on Islam, al-Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden
- Rescue teams
- Heroes–definitions and qualities
- Some of the long-term impact of the events