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Challenge | 1-5 Days

9/11: 20 Years Later


Introduction

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The September 11 attacks marked one of the most significant events of American history. Current high school students were born years after the attacks, but are surrounded by people with vivid memories of the events, either from the news or in-person on that day.

How are students today learning about the September 11 attacks and the world events that resulted?

Classroom Conversations

If you plan on having a classroom discussion before assigning this challenge, use this Classroom Conversations Guide to help students feel prepared and supported.

Examples

Speaking and Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Demonstrate technical support related to media production (e.g., broadcast, video, web, mobile).

Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. (ISTE)

Determining Helpful Sources

Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple points of view represented in the sources, the types of sources available, and the potential uses of the sources. (NCSS D1.5.9-12)

Demonstrate writing processes used in journalism and broadcasting media.

Demonstrate the use of basic tools and equipment used in audio, video and film production.

Writing - Text Types and Purposes

Creative Communicator

Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. (ISTE)

Constructing Compelling Questions

Explain how a question reflects an enduring issue in the field and explain points of agreement and disagreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a compelling question. (NCSS D1.1.9-12 - D1.2.9-12)

Speaking and Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration

Topics

Journalism

Video Production

Civics

History

Levels

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Materials

Mic

Computers

Camera or Mobile Phone

Internet

Estimated Time

1-5 Days