This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attack on our country that began with an airplane flying into one of the Twin Towers in NYC. That day will forever be etched in our history and is known as Patriot Day. This is a collection of Homeschool Patriot Day Resources to use with your children.
September 11th, 2001 started out as any other day for most of us. Everything changed at 8:45 a.m when a hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. It is a day that forever changed America, and is now known as Patriot day in the United States.
Where were you when the world stopped turning?
I was home with my husband and daughter, preparing to head to her 2 year well child visit. I always remember older family members talking about huge events in history they lived through and not thinking too much of it. Until you experience for yourself a massive historical event, you can’t even fathom how it changes things.
Each year we begin our homeschool year around the same time Patriot Day is. We always spend some time reflecting on the event and through the years I have collected some wonderful Patriot Day Resources with which to do that.
Everything from wonderful books and movies to read and watch with your kids, to online resources and printables for learning more about what happened on September 11th, 2001.
Homeschool Patriot Day Resources from the Authors at The Curriculum Choice
Tricia at You ARE an ARTiST and Hodgepodge
One way we like to learn about historical events or spend a day focusing on a certain topic is by doing an art project. We have several art lessons you might like to incorporate into your day of remembrance. Honor the first responders and ordinary citizens as you talk through the events of September 11th.
- American Flag Art Lesson – create this with just construction paper and chalk pastels. (Scroll down for video)
- The Art of Patriotism – paint the New York Harbor with the Statue of Liberty or learn about famous artist Steve Penley and paint his version of Lady Liberty.
More Patriotic Resources Here at The Curriculum Choice
- Patriotic Holiday Resources
- The Patriotic Homeschool
- Patriotic Resources from Curriculum Choice Authors
- Our Favorite American History Homeschool Resources