A Lens into 9/11

A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos taken on 9/11 tell more than a thousand words—they tell stories. Class members analyze photographs taken on September 11, 2001, in order to understand the emotions they evoke, and write narratives that reflect those emotions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Display the vocabulary words in the class for learners to discuss and define before beginning the lesson
  • Adapt to any other historical event or monument
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires individual photos 
  • Look up photos that are appropriate for learners in the class, as the links to the photographs do not work
  • Students should be familiar with mood and tone, making inferences, and writing narratives

  • The resource comes with the materials list, background information, and extension activities

  • Be aware of broken links