Commemorating 9/11

Daily News Article - September 11, 2015


NOTE TO STUDENTS: Before answering the questions, read the “Background” below.

1. What is Ground Zero; what is the focus of the 9/11 commemoration at Ground Zero each year?

2. List the times proceedings will stop for moments of silence.

3. Answer the following questions about 9/11:
a) Who was President on 9/11?
b) Who was the mayor of New York City on 9/11?
c) How many planes were hijacked on 9/11? What were their flight numbers and where did each crash?
d) What three locations were the terrorists targeting?
e) At what time did each plane hit (time, place and flight number)?
f) Who were the terrorists (religion and terror group)?
g) How many people were killed on 9/11?
h) Describe the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.

4. How will the Islamic terrorist attacks of 9/11 be commemorated at Shanksville, this year?

5. Read the “Background” and visit some of the links under “Resources.” List 2-3 things you did not already know about 9/11 from this information that you think is important for all Americans to know.

6. a) Some people say we need to move past 9/11 and look to the future. Others say “never forget.” After watching the videos and reading more about 9/11, what do you think? Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.