Students and teachers from around the world are invited to commemorate the eighteenth anniversary of 9/11 by registering for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s freeAnniversary in the Schools webinar. During the 35-minute program, participants will connect with museum staff and guest speakers to hear first-person stories about the attacks and recognize the importance of commemoration. The speakers include a TV reporter who covered the World Trade Center attack live for Univision (presented in English and Spanish); an Army officer who was inside the Pentagon and helped direct evacuees and search for survivors; a Pentagon survivor and 9/11 family member whose sister was killed in the attack; a firefighter from FDNY Engine 74 who helped evacuate survivors from the World Trade Center; and a DC-based lawyer who successfully evacuated the World Trade Center with the assistance of an FDNY firefighter. The webinar will be available on demand beginning Wednesday, September 11, 2019. On the anniversary, Education Programs staff will answer students’ questions through an exclusive live chat. The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language and captioned. An audio description will also be available.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national project that empowers young people to create an oral history of contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the freeStoryCorps app for iOS and Android devices.
In September 2019, author Kenneth C. Davis began offering free virtual classroom visits on the subject of democracy and dictatorships. The intent of the virtual visits is to speak with middle school and high school students and their teachers about what democracy is, what threatens democracy today, and how to protect it.