Why We Need to be Teaching Our Kids About 9/11 + Homeschool Lesson Roundup

We need to be diligent about teaching our kids about 9/11. Plus a round up of great resources to help you teach your kids about 9/11!

Where were you on 9/11?

The one question that we all can answer instantly.

We will always remember the moment the towers were hit and when fell.

As Americans, it’s a moment that struck us to our core and thus, we cannot forget. We will never forget.

What’s great about America is that you can’t knock us down.

It’s a chilling thing to remember, that spot you were in, what you were doing, who you were with.  It is a moment in time that stood still as we all watched.

But our children weren’t alive when the terror attack happens. They didn’t witness the plane striking the second tower. They didn’t watch in disbelief as the first tower fell. They didn’t experience it first hand, that is why it is so important for us to teach our kids about September 11, 2001.

We shouldn’t gloss over it, act like it didn’t happen, pretend it wasn’t a big deal. Just like other big events in our countries history, we should be teaching about the terror attacks as a historical event.

1. Patriotism

How will the next generation learn to be patriotic if we don’t teach it?

Patriotism – the quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one’s country.

We need to pass down our love for our country to our kids. We need to teach them how blessed we are to be living in the greatest country on Earth. We need to teach them to take pride in our history. Who will fight for America if the next generation lacks patriotism?

2. Respect

We need to teach our kids about 9/11 out of respect for those who lost their lives that day and for their families. Over 3,000 people lost their lives that day. Including first responders who bravely gave their lives to help save others. Taking time to remember and reflect on that day honors them and their memories.

History gives us perspective. The past events in our history such as 9/11, Pearl Harbor, the World Wars and how they affected us, made us stronger. We are a more patriotic country, we love our country more because of these events. They deserve to be taught. Their stories need to be told. We can’t deny them and their significance if we want the next generation to love their country enough to fight for freedom, to stand for the Red, White, and Blue.

We need to be diligent about teaching our kids about 9/11. Plus a round up of great resources to help you teach your kids about 9/11!

Here are some great resources that I found via Pinterest on teaching your kids about 9/11:


September 11th Interactive Timeline Activity

September 11th Memorial Ribbon Activity

September 11th: Great Free Resources, Tips and Lessons

Ideas to Discuss September 11th in an Upper-Elementary Classroom

September 11th resources

Enjoy these great resources, may we never forget!

Are you going to be teaching your kids about 9/11?

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