As we are homeschooling this year, I wanted to take the time on September 11th to remember and honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks. Most of us Americans (who are old enough) can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we first learned of the September 11th attacks. We vowed we would never forget…and part of that is sharing this tragic part of our past with our children.
I came up with this collage idea on a whim, on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary and am quickly sharing this printable in hopes that you might be able to use it with your children or students. I originally wanted to use newspaper clippings, but those are pretty rare to find these days and I certainly wouldn’t want to ruin them by making art on them. So I plan to have my kids paint a flag over this newspaper clippings printable (printed on cardstock) and then add two black rectangles to represent the twin towers. If you try this with your children, please email me at email@example.com with pictures of your final product!
I made a very quick example using Kwik Stix (tempera paint sticks) for the flag and watercolors for the twin towers. I’ll share what my kids create after tomorrow!
I would also encourage you to visit the website 911memorial.org where you will find resources for educators and parents wishing to teach varying ages of children about the September 11th attacks.
What are some books or resources you have found helpful in teaching your child about September 11th?