1. Warm Up
2. Written Reflection & Discussion
3. Read Aloud - The Tell-Tale Heart
Warm Up - Living With 9/11, Every Day:
Raising Children in the Shadow of the Towers
Take 5 minutes to write a written reflection over the events that took place on September 11, 2001. This is a free write. That means you may write whatever you want (thoughts or feelings you have, what you've learned, or questions you still have. Keep writing until the time is up. Please be quiet and respectful for the full 5 minutes allowing others to write.
On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.