Eleventh anniversary of 9/11

These assemblies, video and classroom resources are designed to help pupils understand the events of 11 September 2001, and to reflect upon the global consequences of the tragedy.

Remembering 9/11


Understanding 9/11 through words and pictures

  • Symbol supported information sheet on 9/11 to help pupils understand what happened.

September 11th Movie, Quiz and further reading

  • On September 11th, 2001, the course of world history changed forever. Tim and Moby explain just what happened on that fateful day.

First News: Osama Bin Laden factsheet

  • Fact sheet of background information from First News about Osama Bin Laden to help explain to pupils about his involvement in terrorism, Al-Qaeda, 9/11 and other topics.

Big News: 9/11 The day the world changed

  • Written specially for children, our Big News articles deal with big news topics in a sensitive and pupil-friendly way.


9/11 Education Programme: What made 9/11 so shocking?

  • These activities from the 9/11 Education Programme build knowledge of what happened, how different people were affected and the issues raised by the attacks.

9/11 Worksheets

  • Detailed worksheets looking at the timeline of events and the history behind the attacks.

Remembering 9/11: a video from TrueTube

  • This short film is a reminder of exactly what happened on that terrible day.

9/11 Education Programme: Memoralising a public moment

  • In this collection of resources from the 9/11 Education Programme and the Institute of Education, students explore how we memoralise a public moment.

Center for Civic Education: Building tolerance

  • Lesson plans from the Center for Civic Education to help students look not just at the events of 9/11 but at the following days and years as well as the unifying factors in a diverse society.

Was it right to kill Osama Bin Laden?

  • This PowerPoint presentation and accompanying flashcards help students to consider whether it was right to kill Bin Laden and form a good basis for further discussions.

Primary Writing starters – 9/11 New York

  • Lesson starter from Teachers TV on the events of 9/11 in New York.

9/11 Education Programme: How 9/11 was represented in the media

  • With these resources from the 9/11 Education Programme, students can explore the different ways in which the event has been presented in the media and why.

Messages to Ground Zero

  • Writing and drawing in response to the 9/11 tragedy.

Osama Bin Laden - Tools for effective classroom discussion

  • Discussion points and starters on terrorism, 9/11 and the broader topics of religion, ethics, media and crime and punishment.

The War on Terrorism: Political Speeches

  • These copies of speeches made by Bush, Blair and Bin Laden following the attacks on the World Trade Centre are useful for spoken language study.

Fahrenheit 9-11 by Michael Moore: lesson plans

  • Lesson exploring the documentary maker’s purpose in making the film.

Fahrenheit 9-11 by Michael Moore: a criticism

  • Resources to help writing a criticism of the film.

Freedom vs. Security assembly video from TrueTube

  • A short film which asks whether security and ID cards are necessary or if they are an invasion of civil liberties.

9-11: An introduction to Modern Warfare

  • A series of lessons on 9/11 - looking at three different accounts and styles of writing - using a combination of news clips and documentaries.