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.
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The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the United States by increasing the quality of civics education in the nation’s schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the organization’s website, teachers will find resources from these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes enters its twentieth year of recognizing inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the United States and Canada. Established by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders, aged 8 to 18, who have made a significant, positive difference to people and the environment.