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These lesson plans have been selected for their relevance to issues raised by the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.



How Media Shapes Perception
Grades 10-12
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/media/index.html
This language arts lesson will help your 10th to 12th grade students understand the impact that media messages can have in shaping reactions to tragic events conveyed in the news.

Dealing with Tragedy in the Classroom
Grades 1-5
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/tragedy/index.html
This lesson will help your 1st to 5th grade students cope with loss and learn how to talk to each other about their feelings.


Changing Perspectives on the Japanese Internment Experience
Grades 9-12
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/internment/index.html
Use this lesson plan to make students aware of the Internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II and the danger of singling out ethnic or religious groups as the "enemy."


Paul Robeson: 20th-Century Renaissance Man, Hero In Any Century
Grades 7-12
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/robeson/index.html
In this lesson, students explore the theme of heroism and interview local heroes in their community. Use this lesson to focus students on the positive examples of human behavior we have seen since the tragedy of September 11, 2001.


I Have a Metaphor
Grades 5-9
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/mlk/index.html
In this lesson, students use Dr. Martin Luther King's message of unity regardless of race and religion. Use this lesson as a timely reminder that hatred toward anyone on the basis of race or religion is unacceptable.


Who Am I? Exploring Identity
Grades 9-12
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/whoami/index.html
Child experts note that in times of turmoil, children may feel that their lives are out of control and question the security of the world around them. Use this lesson to remind them of who they are and why they are important.


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