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.
Part of the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University, the Declaration Resources Project supports teaching and learning about, and ongoing engagement with, the Declaration of Independence. One of the resources in development is Portrait of a Tyrant, a six-episode adventure game for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence, its historical context and contemporary relevance.
Could there be ghosts trapped in the basement of the SmithsonianNational Museum of American History? With the sudden and curious departure of her last intern, Museum Curator Isabella Wagner needs students’ help solving a mystery dating back to the Civil War.
September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787when, at the end of a long, hot summer of discussion, debate, and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document.