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Teachers Can Mark 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks with Free Online Lesson Plans and Activities

Monday, August 22, 2011

Teachers Can Mark 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks with Free Online Lesson Plans and Activities15:14 EDT Monday, August 22, 2011Educational Materials Created for Student Population Too Young to Remember Terrorist EventsBOSTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten years later, with counter-terrorism vigilance a constant reminder, we continue to live with the reverberations of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and their impact on our nation. To help students understand the events surrounding 9/11 and the aftermath, the world's leading learning company Pearson is offering teachers, students and parents a free collection of online education lessons and activities, Remembering September 11, available at Pearson's Online Learning Exchange. "We all recall where we were as the sun shone brightly on that Tuesday morning, but most of the students in our classrooms today do not," said Pearson School's Executive Vice President Emily Swenson. "Young people's lives have been shaped by September 11 in many ways, and we want students to gain an historical perspective, as well as an understanding of the forces behind this ongoing threat and conflict."  She added, "While today's students may have heard stories about the attacks on America, Remembering September 11 is aimed at teaching them about the impact of the events surrounding September 11 on American life, foreign policy, the economy, government and citizenship."For middle and high schoolers, teachers can access lesson plans, suggested student activities, and interactive timelines linked to downloadable student materials. The online materials also include a recent interview by a high school student with a firefighter on command at New York's Emergency Operations Center after the attacks.  The Online Learning Exchange website includes a second oral history interview with a woman who was a tenth grader in New York City at the time of the attacks.A 16-page color booklet with a full timeline of events can be downloaded for class use or for students to take home. Pearson authors and historians contributed to these educational resources with essays, exploring these events within the various social studies disciplines of history, government, civics, foreign policy, and economics.For elementary classrooms, the online materials include downloadable lesson plans for teachers and corresponding whiteboard-ready presentations that explain September 11 with a focus on the heroic efforts undertaken in the past ten years to keep our nation secure.Remembering September 11 materials can be downloaded for free at http://PearsonRemembers911.com.About Pearson and the Online Learning Exchange Pearson has as its mission to work side-by-side with states, districts, teachers, students and parents to ensure that every child is prepared for college and career (NYSE: PSO).  www.pearsoned.com. Pearson's Online Learning Exchange (OLE), www.onlinelearningexchange.com, is a reliable web-based destination where K-12 teachers can create their own customized lessons and personalize classroom instruction to improve their students' learning. OLE, which supports any curriculum, brings together tools for teachers to aggregate their own content, quality third-party resources, and numerous digital assets from Pearson's research-based instructional materials ? all tagged by subject, grade, and educational standard.  The Remembering September 11 materials, which were made possible due to contributions by Getty Images and Courier, are fully available on OLE.  Contact: Kate Miller, kate.miller@pearson.com ? 1.800.745.8489 SOURCE Pearson