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Patriot Day Questions and Reflection

World Trade Center Power Point

  1. Approximately how many people worked at the World Trade Center?

  2. When was the first attack on the World Trade Center?

  3. How many victims were killed in the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center?

  4. How did the United States choose a design for the World Trade Center Memorial?

  1. Look at the pictures of the “Reflecting Absence” Memorial and answer the questions below.

    1. What do you think is significant about the number and placement of the pools?

    1. What is symbolic about deciduous trees?

    1. Why did the designer include wide open spaces?

A Historian Remembers September 11

  1. Approximately how many First Responders died trying to save others from 9/11 debris? Who do we consider to be First Responders?

  1. As 8th graders, you were too young to have a memory of 9/11 as the historian who wrote the article. What stories have you heard from friends and family?

Impact on American Life

  1. After 9/11, what changes were made to ensure security and protect freedom while traveling?

  2. What did the Patriot Act of 2001 allow? Give two (2) examples.

  3. After 9/11, why did many Americans view Muslims with suspicion?


Reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. You will be free-writing a 5-7 sentence reflection. You can discuss your reaction to today’s lesson, how 9/11 has affected you personally, how 9/11 has affected our country as a whole, etc. If you’re struggling with what to write, consider the questions below.

  • Think about how you would feel if you could remember the event. What emotions would you feel?

  • Think about stories you have heard. What were they? How do they make you feel?

  • Think about the security measures in place today. Do you agree or disagree with them? Why? Do they make you feel safer?

  • Think about terrorism. How does it affect you as a middle school student? Do we still combat terrorism today? Why do you think people use terrorism?

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