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 Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia brings the causes, events, and ideas of the American Revolution to life through immersive and creative programming for people of all ages and diverse life experiences. The well-researched, high-quality programs and learning resources draw on the museum’s collection and exhibits to present multiple historical perspectives through the eyes of real people who lived during the American Revolution.
The East of the Rockies app is an experiential augmented reality (AR) story written by Joy Kogawa, one of Canada’s most acclaimed and celebrated literary figures. The story is told from the perspective of Yuki, a 17-year-old girl forced from her home and made to live in the Slocan internment camp during the Second World War.
The 1619 Project,inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, reframes US history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the nation’s foundational date. The Project is a collection of essays and literary works observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.