The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is committed to working with educators to create resources addressing the events of 9/11 from a variety of perspectives to provide a comprehensive and illuminating understanding of these events.
This year, in partnership with the September 11th Education Trust and the Social Studies School Service, we offer commemorative materials that focus on the artistic response to 9/11. In the aftermath of the attacks, many people chose to respond through a range of artistic channels as part of the healing, recovery, and rebuilding process. In studying these responses, we learn how art is not only a means for self-expression, but can also serve as a vehicle for community-building and personal growth.
Accompanying this teacher's guide is a downloadable poster of "Lady Liberty," a remarkable and inspiring example of response art to 9/11. Shortly after September 11, 2001, a plastic replica of the Statue of Liberty was placed outside of a New York City fire house that lost 15 men at the World Trade Center. The statue, which is covered head to toe, exemplifies artistic response that contributes to healing while building a sense of community.
We will be featuring examples of student and class projects based on these commemorative materials on this page. We welcome you to log on and share your lessons and photos of your students' work with us and other educators. You can also send usfeedback that will help inform the creation of new resources. We look forward to collaborating with you as we continue to create dynamic teaching and learning resources for teaching about 9/11. – less – More from ZoomInfo »