Learn about the events of September 11th, 2001 and the War on Terror. In this activity, students will visit a museum exhibit with images and primary source quotes on the Events of 9/11, The War on Terror and Remembrance. Next they will learn about key vocabulary terms with Word Wall images and a vocabulary activity. Your students will then read two-pages of informational text and ask each other discussion questions. The activity will conclude with a poem they will write.
–5 Word Wall terms: hijack, terrorist, first responders, Pentagon, remembrance and a vocabulary pyramid activity,
–32 primary source images and quotes to create museum exhibits on 9/11, The War on Terror, and Remembrance,
–Guided questions for the museum exhibits,
-2 pages of informational text on the Events of September 11, 2001 and The War on Terror.
-Discussion Questions for the readings, and Pick a Card questions to debrief the lesson, and
-Directions and template to write a poem.
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TEKS for 5th Grade Social Studies
(5) History. The student understands important issues, events, and individuals in the United States during the 20th and 21st centuries. The student is expected to:
(B) analyze various issues and events of the 21st century such as the War on Terror …
(16) Citizenship. The student understands important symbols, customs, celebrations, and landmarks that represent American beliefs and principles that contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
(A) explain various patriotic symbols,…
(18) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
(A) identify past and present leaders in the national government, including the president and various members of Congress, and their political parties; and
(B) identify leadership qualities of national leaders, past and present.
(23) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as technology; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States;
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(C) organize and interpret information in outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;
(D) identify different points of view about an issue, topic, historical event, or current event; and
(E) identify the historical context of an event.
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