As I searched for hours (literally.) for youtube videos that may be appropriate to show to my 7th grade class, I was torn on the topic of what was appropriate for 13-year-olds. Many of the best 9-11 videos are highly emotional. Do I show them these more PG-13-ish videos now that they can handle it? I struggled with the idea, but decided instead to play it safe...
9/12 Lesson Plan:
1. Show the FREE BrainPop.com September 11th Video! (take advantage: this is one of the few, few times they offer free videos!)
2. Discuss the event of 9-11 and the current rebuilding 10 years later.
3. Show the New York Times video and article featuring the ironworkers' rebuilding of "Freedom Tower". (Special to me because my uncle is featured in the pictures! :)