This year, use some of these Patriot Day FREE printables, activities, and more! They are all great ways to remember September 11, 2001.
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Patriot Day: Free Printables and Activities (September 11, 2001 Remembrance)
Everyone solemnly remembers September 11th, 2001. Think back to how the event affected you and/or your loved ones. Almost no one in the United States was untouched. Heartfelt solidarity was felt nationwide for the loss of so many lives as we realized the attacks were brought on by terrorists.
On September 11th, 2001, Islamic extremists hijacked four airplanes and used them to attack the United States in suicide missions. Two planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third airplane crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth plane’s attack was averted and crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed.
Patriot Day occurs on September 11th every year, it’s a national day of remembrance for those lives lost and a reminder that we as a nation do not tolerate terrorism.
The following ideas for a unit study on Independence DayPatriot Day include free printables, worksheets, activities, and more.
The ideas start with the history of the holiday, which is good for all kids to know in preparation for the holiday. You can teach your homeschooled kids basic facts about the holiday, or maybe you are just interested to know some quick facts yourself.
Further down this post, you’ll find roundup lists for free printables, activities, and more! Keep reading.
Here are some facts to share with your kids this Patriot Day. Want to print them out? Download them below!
- Patriot Day is the National Day of Service and Remembrance in memory of the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001.
- On September 11th, 2001, the World Trade Center in New York City was destroyed by Muslim terrorists, beginning America’s War on Terrorism.
- The terrorists hijacked four passenger planes.
- They flew two of them into the World Trade Center, which caused it to collapse.
- One plane was flown into the Pentagon.
- The third plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania when the heroic passengers thwarted the terrorists’ plans to use it for destruction.
- A total of 2,977 innocent lives were lost in the terrorist attacks.
- President George W. Bush declared September 11th, 2002 as the first official “Patriot Day.”
- On Patriot Day, flags are flown at half-staff. In addition, many people display the American flag on their homes in remembrance of this day.
- A moment of silence is observed at 8:46 am, which is the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center.
- Memorial ceremonies are held all over the country in honor of the victims and the heroes.
Like the facts listed above? Print them out for your children to study! They are thoroughly researched, and perfect for talking points, concise explanations, and a complete understanding of Patriot Day. They include the basics of what kids need to know. It’s the perfect complement to a unit study on the holiday.
I have been working on a printable holiday fact sheet series I have going on over at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. As I come out with new ones each month, I’m offering them FREE for a limited time. Here’s my Patriot Day homeschool copywork printable! I hope you enjoy it.
These fact sheets will serve as an easy and quick reference sheet for homeschool families to introduce the basic facts about the various U.S. Holidays. Use them for copywork or notebooking or to introduce prior knowledge about the holiday before a project or lesson. Soon, they’ll all be in one huge download for you, too! Follow my store for the announcement – yes I’ll start it out as a FREEBIE, as always.
This is a work in progress. As I create them one at a time, they will be free for a limited time. My goal is to have them published a week or two before each occasion so that homeschool families can use them as a quick briefing of the holiday coming up. If you wish, you can “follow” me on Teachers Pay Teachers so that you will not miss when I publish them.
This resource can also be used for notebooking, lapbooking, copywork, Reading comprehension, or as a basic tool for research. Eventually, after I’ve created a page for each holiday, I plan to publish them in one large download for your convenience. Watch my TPT store for that.
You can see all my printable fact sheets for holidays and seasonal events at the TPT store. My prices are very reasonable and “frugal,” I think. Most of my printables are introduced as freebies!
Free Printables for a Unit or Lesson Plan on Patriot Day (September 11th)
- 9/11 memorial and museum lesson plans
- free notebooking pages
- Virtual field trip
- talk about the helpers
- stories of heroism
- recite poetry about peace
- interview pages
- PBS lesson plans for various ages
- dispelling stereotypes
- more lesson ideas
- helping kids cope
Informational Videos about September 11th, 2001
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