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America Attacked

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Grade Level:
High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
90 Minutes


Program Objectives: Students will be able to:
1. Name three terrorist and their role in the September 11, 2001, attack
2. List two events leading up to the attacks on September 11 that had an impact on national security
3. Name the four targets and potential targets selected by the terrorist on September 11


This is a project description for a ranger-led,curriculum based program to be conducted on-site at the national memorial. Please contact our Education Program Specialist if you would like to schedule a visit. Call 814-886-6140


This program utilizes multimedia, exhibits, and oral presentations to deliver a unique learning opportunity. The overall objective of this program is to expose students to the role of the FBI and CIA in tracking the terrorist planning and movements leading up to 9/11. Flight 93 National Memorial Learning Center is a classroom where teachers, students, park rangers and volunteers identify and explore the story of Flight 93 and September 11. Upon arrival to the park the teachers will bring their students to this center. The students will be put in groups of 6 to form up teams of investigators to uncover the true story of September 11. The students will investigate the story through both primary and secondary source materials as well as exhibits within the park’s visitor center

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Last updated: June 4, 2017