Wow this was a hard topic for me. Do you remember how you felt on September 11th? I was shocked to see that this was ten years ago now. It doesn't seem that long ago. This to me is a really hard thing to teach to 7 year olds. I was almost at a loss on how to cover this and what to cover. We are covering how to be a good citizen and identifying good citizens. My team thought what better way than to discuss all of the heroes from September 11th. We have loads of technology and I was super pumped. I went home and began working on youtube videos and more. It didn't take long before I had no idea how to cover this. I decided not to discuss terrorists or show the planes crashing into the towers. I just thought that was a little scary for my students (and me). So I took more of the hero route. I created a powerpoint that has pictures of firefighters, a fireboat, and a few videos. I found an excellent video on discovery education. If you have a subscription with discovery education the video is called Reading Rainbow: The Tin Forest. The students get to meet students that experienced it and they discuss some of their heroes from the tragedy. Heroes that I would not have thought of for example: grocery store clerks, a hotel, a restaurant. I will also be using the book FireBoat: The Heroic Adventures of John J Harvey. See my powerpoint below! I hope you find this appropriate and are able to use it!