What made 9/11 so shocking?Quick View

What made 9/11 so shocking?

There aren't many September 11th lessons out there so here's one! The main objective is for students to gauge how 'complete' a BBC news clip is. The PowerPoint includes task descriptions but please ask if you can't follow the lesson. The bottom of the posters should be folded up so that you can reveal the answers! You choose the plenary. If you know of a short clip which was produced a little after the event that would be useful. Any comments are appreciated! :-) Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse" BBC own the copyright to the clip in the link. I've been observed in this lesson and graded as outstanding so hopefully this works for you too. (911, 9-11)
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Brief lesson for Low-Middle ability, looking at the event and consequences of 9/11. The lesson centres around the first hand accounts and footage of the attack, and then asks students to consider that repercussions 9/11 had for the international community. Could do we a little more content, will hopefully update.
9.11, Terrorism, War and PeaceQuick View

9.11, Terrorism, War and Peace

This lesson has been a long one in the making. Having found resources from all over the web, edited my own video compiling footage from 9.11 and interviews from Geroge Bush and Osama Bin Laden, this lesson aims to give as an impartial view of 9.11 as possible. It includes neo-conservative explanations for 9.11, to Noam CHomsky esque critique of American Foreign Policy that Michael Moore would be proud of, and even allows al-Qaeda to explain their opinion. Obviously it makes explicit that targetting civilians is never, under any circumstances, acceptable, but tries to explain that 9.11 was a complicated event with historical, cultural, social and religious causes using a redacted and edited document which summarises complicated historical commentary into a digestible PDF. It even includes a brief mention of conspiracy theories for those more inquisitive students. Above all, it encourages critical thought and human compassion. A wide range of differentiated and extension activities here. Learning Questions: What was 9/11? How did it cause a war? Why did the the USA and al-Qaeda say it happened? Ext: Why do you think it happened? Independent, group and whole class activities included to bolster engagement and learning. There’s enough for at least 2 lessons here. But I’m selling it as one, because I’m nice like that.
9/11 WorksheetsQuick View

9/11 Worksheets

The following two worksheets go together and follow on from looking at what a terrorist is etc. Both pages will print on A4 but are designed to be blown up to A3 size.
Out of the Blue - Simon Armitage - 9/11 PoemQuick View

Out of the Blue - Simon Armitage - 9/11 Poem

These informative and engaging resources enable students to build the skills needed to interpret and analyse the langauge used in poems. These resources also give students a strong foundation knowledge, including the SMSC implications, of the events of 9/11 - an important historical day that should never be forgotten. Students learn through the following tasks: - Collecting and discussing knowledge of the events of the day through an interactive starter task; - Reading the poem 'Out of the Blue' and identifying the descriptive devices throughout the poem; - Discussing a model analytical paragraph about the language used in the poem, in order to form their own success criteria; - Using a template to form their own analytical paragraphs about the language used in the poem; - Using peer or self-assessment in order to establish their success at analysing language. The following resources are provided: - Engaging and colourful step-by-step PowerPoint - Poem - Teacher lesson guidance; - Identifying worksheet; - Analysis template; - Writing to analyse help-sheet - Analysis model All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.
9/11 AssemblyQuick View

9/11 Assembly

Video and facts that can be used as an assembly. Particularly useful in terms of the promotion of SMSC.
Skellig: Chapters 9-11Quick View

Skellig: Chapters 9-11

Lesson combining setting and symbolism to make a character profile of 'The Man in the Garage' (Skellig). Taught to a high ability Year 7 class. Links with literacy skills of plotting/deduction.
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Great for an assembly or tutor time on the anniversary of the twin towers. Refreshes or teaches children about the events of the day and why it is remembered across most of the world.
9/11 Terror AttacksQuick View

9/11 Terror Attacks

9/11 Terrorist Attacks This lessons aims to show students what happened on 9/11. Included in this lesson: Students use the sources to understand how 9/11 unfolded. Students use the sources to understand why America was attacked and how they responded. Students watch video clips to understand how George Bush found out about the disaster and how responded. How was 9/11 portayed in the movies? My students found this lesson fascinating!
KS3: 9/11Quick View

KS3: 9/11

Year 9. Ideal for a three-year Key Stage 3. Photocopiable resources are hidden slides at the end of the Powerpoint file.
9.11 History LessonQuick View

9.11 History Lesson

Students loved this lesson on 9.11 some of my students never even knew this happened, I had one boy was in tears. Includes circle map, and sequence plan map. Use of the red thinking hat and questioning matrix. Lesson outcomes are differentiated in to bronze silver and gold.
9/11 Styles of WritingQuick View

9/11 Styles of Writing

A scheme of work all PowerPoint complete and self-explanatory for descriptive, persuasive and writing to argue. Based around the topic 9/11 Currently in use at a school and engaging for students
9/11 Flight 93 ProjectQuick View

9/11 Flight 93 Project

A thematic project I did with Scottish S3 (approx age 14) pupils based on the Flight 93 story. Pupils found it really interesting and it includes reading, writing, talking and listening tasks. Perfect for an end of term project in English. It comprises: -group discussion task based on Flight 93 film -Listening test based on Youtube clip - The Story of Flight 93 -A close reading exercise based on a newspaper article - marking key
9/11 - A 'how useful' lessonQuick View

9/11 - A 'how useful' lesson

An introductory lesson to 9/11. Students will gain key information about the attacks, and then apply these to analyse the utility of a series of video clips.
Inventions Inspired by the 9/11 DisasterQuick View

Inventions Inspired by the 9/11 Disaster

This lesson focuses on the innovations and inventions that are borne from tragedy, specifically as it relates to 9/11. This is perfect for technology class or for use in a Social Studies or History classroom that wants to incorporate technology with a lesson for Patriot Day, September 11th. Students work in pairs or small groups to create a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint (or Google Slides) about some of the things that were invented because of the disaster that occurred on 9/11 after researching them. They use the information gained from their research to create a finished presentation that explains a few of the inventions inspired by that disaster and add their own opinions and insights to it. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Student Project Expectations and Grading Rubric
9/11 Primary Source ActivityQuick View

9/11 Primary Source Activity

This primary source analysis activity gives teachers a framework for their students to analyze the remarks of President George W. Bush on 9/12 – the day after the attacks. This activity features the Primary Source Ninja activity – a History Made Fresh strategy. This can be assigned in class, at home, or as a simple plan for a substitute. The Primary Source Ninja activity encourages reading for understanding, evidence selection, and personal reflection. This activity is classroom tested.
9/11 Emotive Language Newspaper AnalysisQuick View

9/11 Emotive Language Newspaper Analysis

This lesson was used with a Y8 mixed ability class but could be used with any KS3 group. Students identify emotive language in an extract from the article published on September 12th 2001 in the New York Times. Lesson builds up to students writing a PEE analysis paragraph of the emotive language used. Differentiated work included. Learning Outcomes: To list emotive words to describe an event (Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge) To identify language devices (Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge) To analyse how language conveys emotion (Bloom's Taxonomy: analysis) Included: Lesson PPT A3 Annotation Sheet PEE paragraph model answer PEE paragraph structure help Emoji Exit ticket plenary
9-11, ISIS and moving forward: Terror and ExtremismQuick View

9-11, ISIS and moving forward: Terror and Extremism

9-11, ISIS and The Truth and Reconciliation Trials. Here are 3 examples of terror and a lesson about moving forward, past the cycle of retribution. A highly rated resource with over 6000 downloads in the past, and now monetized as they are a three in one pack! Includes a trimmed down version of what caused 9-11.
AQA GCSE English Lang - 9/11Quick View

AQA GCSE English Lang - 9/11

Lesson awarded outstanding. Lesson uses the topic of 9/11 to develop students' AO1, A02 and A05 skills. A variety of highly differentiated tasks, engaging clips and paired activities. Lesson objectives: Demonstrate our understating of how to identify explicit and implicit meanings Develop our ability to express complex emotions through lexical choices
Improve your spelling years 9-11Quick View

Improve your spelling years 9-11

This Powerpoint resource is intended to be used to improve spelling throughout years 9 to 11. It includes 60 words most commonly misspelt by students and various tips on how to learn them such as look, say, cover, write and check. Students are encouraged to look for smaller words within the longest spellings and to break them down into parts as well as other tips for specific words. Exercises are given where students have to complete sentences, solve anagrams and invent their own sentences using three given words from the set. A word document containing the words split into five sets of twelve words can be used to enable ease of learning and repeated practice. I include one of my popular spelling, punctuation and grammar quizzes which includes answers for ease of marking. This resource is intended for use by students aged 12+