Mission – to provide an educational approach to promote the understanding of the events of September 11, 2001 in young people using age-appropriate instruction and experience. The events and aftermath of 9/11 are central moments in United States’ history, ones whose lessons we need to revisit as the events themselves grow more distant. A key aspect of keeping this history alive is ensuring that the events and lessons of 9/11 are discussed and examined in schools and in organizations/programming outside of schools where young people receive education and character-building services. An understanding of the events of 9/11 can be gained by approaching one or more of the following thematic concepts.
- Historical Significance of 9/11
- The Power of Personal Stories in History
- Caring Connections and Citizenship
To assist in working with different communities to help to understand the events of September 11, 2001 we offer source materials under the links at the top of this page. In addition to these offerings which are designed to be specific to the audiences/practitioners listed, there is also a link for General Information, which you may find useful as it addresses background information, harmful stereotypes, and other helpful materials.