The Destruction and Rebuilding of the World Trade Center

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How did an investigation into the causes of the collapse of the Twin Towers, as a result of the 9/11 attacks, inform the construction of the new 1 World Trade Center? That is the central question of a resource that asks class members research the destruction of the Towers and rebuilding of the 1 World Trade Center.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Before beginning the lessons in the series, have class members survey their families to determine their involvement with and reaction to the 9/11 attacks
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity presumes a protocol has been established for a safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
  • The three-page packet includes key questions, links to research sites, background information on the NIST, links to their report, images of both the original and the new World Trade Center, and an essay prompt
  • Neither a detailed plan nor a rubric for the essay are included