9/11 Memorial Video Writing Prompts

K-2: Thanking Heroes

Many police officers and fire fighters died trying to help people on September 11. People who put themselves in danger to help others are heroes.

Create your own drawing that says "thank you" to all those police officers, fire fighters and other heroes who help people every day.

3-5: Honoring the Fallen

These architects used their creativity and passion to create a touching, heartfelt memorial for the victims of 9/11. They included things from the past, but also thought about ways to make people proud in the future.

Many survivors and families of those who died on 9/11 have created charities to honor their memories. Some families started annual charity runs, planned celebrations to honor their lives or started non-profit organizations that contribute to causes 9/11 heroes cared about.

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What would you do to honor the heroes of 9/11? It can be any positive way of helping your community.

6-8: American Symbolism

This memorial is designed using imagery often associated with America, as well as symbols that come from nature. Name three symbols used in the memorial. Explain what each symbol means and how that object/thing has a greater meaning.

9-12: Post-9/11 America

How have the events of 9/11 and its aftermath shaped what it means to be an American? Consider the actions the government has taken after these events, how it changed people's lives and how you think of yourself living in a post-9/11 America.

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