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Free Resources: Pearson's ‘Remembering September 11’ Online Lesson Plans and Activities

Posted Aug 23, 2011
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To help students understand the events surrounding 9/11 and the aftermath, Pearson is offering teachers, students and parents a free collection of online education lessons and activities, "Remembering September 11," available at Pearson's Online Learning Exchange.

For middle and high schoolers, teachers can access lesson plans, suggested student activities, and interactive timelines linked to downloadable student materials. The online materials also include a recent interview by a high school student with a firefighter on command at New York's Emergency Operations Center after the attacks.  The Online Learning Exchange website includes a second oral history interview with a woman who was a tenth grader in New York City at the time of the attacks.

A 16-page color booklet with a full timeline of events can be downloaded for class use or for students to take home. Pearson authors and historians contributed to these educational resources with essays, exploring these events within the various social studies disciplines of history, government, civics, foreign policy, and economics.

For elementary classrooms, the online materials include downloadable lesson plans for teachers and corresponding whiteboard-ready presentations that explain September 11 with a focus on the heroic efforts undertaken in the past ten years to keep our nation secure.

Remembering September 11 materials can be downloaded for free at

Pearson's Online Learning Exchange (OLE),, is a web-based destination where K-12 teachers can create their own customized lessons and personalize classroom instruction to improve their students' learning. OLE, which supports any curriculum, brings together tools for teachers to aggregate their own content, quality third-party resources, and numerous digital assets from Pearson's research-based instructional materials - all tagged by subject, grade, and educational standard.  The Remembering September 11 materials, which were made possible due to contributions by Getty Images and Courier, are fully available on OLE. 

Source: Pearson,

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