Patriot Day 2017: Commemorating 911

It is important to commemorate Patriot Day, however, this somber day can be hard for young students to understand. How do you explain the importance of that day in our history to 3rd-5th graders without some of the horrific details? The 9/11 Memorial Museum has a series of grade-level appropriate lessons to help teachers and students commemorate this day. This specific lesson focuses on the heroes of that day, specifically Welles Crowther. They will learn about his courage from the book “The Man in the Red Bandana”. Materials and a detailed lesson plan are included.

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