National Service Project

Calling ALL Superheroes: YOU Can Make A Difference!

Be part of something special: a 20th Anniversary Commemorative Book honoring and remembering the real-life heroes of 9/11 from the heart of children across America. At Global Game Changers we believe actions speak louder than words, especially as it applies to the powerful and important words “Never Forget 9/11”. This service project will serve as a way to speak loudly through action and ensure that the youth of today and the youth of tomorrow, truly Never Forget 9/11. It will be presented to the NYC, Pentagon, and Shanksville memorials in 2021 and serve as an online visual and printed tangible commemorative gift that will survive for generations.

Scroll down for a lesson related to our service project.

For Print

  1. Print out the Salute to 9/11 Worksheet or use your own paper/poster board.
  2. Grab your favorite art or writing supplies.
  3. Create a piece of art (drawing/collage/painting) or writing (story/poem/comic) honoring the heroes of 9/11 or remembering the events of 9/11.
    • Include your name, age, and city/state.
  4. Take a pic and share it with us!
    • Post on social media with the hashtag #The911Lesson
    • Upload to our Share your Story Page: tinyurl.com/GGCservice
  5. Your art/writing will be included in an upcoming online and/or printed version of a 9/11 20th Anniversary Salute to 9/11: A Commemorative Book, that will be shared with the National Memorial sites in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA!

Google-Friendly

  1. Using Google Slides, create a piece of art (drawing/collage/painting) or writing (story/poem/comic) honoring the heroes of 9/11 or remembering the events of 9/11. Consider these tools:
    • Change your line type
    • Add shapes or images.
    • Write something with the text box tool.
  2. Let us know who you are!
    • Include your name, age, and city/state.
  3. Share it with us!
    • Click “Share” and add our email: 911@globalgamechangers.org
    • Upload to our Share your Story Page: tinyurl.com/GGCservice
  4. Your art/writing will be included in an upcoming online and/or printed version of a 9/11 20th Anniversary Salute to 9/11: A Commemorative Book, that will be shared with the National Memorial sites in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA!
Lesson Type(s) Grade(s) Description

Social-Emotional, Arts & Crafts, Service, Social Studies

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Join students across the country using art to remember 9/11 and inspire others to never forget.

Activity Prep Materials Heart Badges

None

Paper, Markers/crayons, Pencils, Art supplies

Rescue, Veterans, Human Rights, General

INTRODUCE

EXPLAIN: We have been learning all about 9/11.

DISCUSS: Is there something you particularly remember, or something that made a big impression on you based on what you’ve learned about 9/11?

EXPLAIN: Do you remember in the Global Game Changers video “Learning 9/11” that Pia asked for kids’ help in remembering and honoring 9/11? Well, today, you’re going to get a chance to join students all over the country in sharing 9/11 in your own artistic way. Global Game Changers is going to create a book of student art that will be featured at 9/11 memorials in order to teach all the visitors about 9/11 and how we remember it. How cool! We are going to submit what you create to Global Game Changers and they will create a book of items for people to learn about 9/11.

EXPLORE

INSTRUCT:

  1. Think about something you want other people to know about 9/11, or how you want to remember it.
  2. It has to fit on a piece of paper, but it can be a picture, writing, or combination of both!
  3. Plan what you want to include on a separate sheet of paper.
  4. Don’t hesitate to ask for help from a friend or teacher.
  5. Transfer your plans to your final piece and finish it!
  6. Make sure to put your name on it.
  7. Share your piece with the class.

EXPLAIN: I’m going to scan each page in and send it to the Global Game Changers. Just think, your drawing or writing might help teach someone else about 9/11! It could also end up in a book that is sold at one of the national memorial sites!

CONNECT

DISCUSS: In what other ways can we help people remember and honor the sacrifices of 9/11?

To submit: Email scanned copies of each individual’s artwork to info@globalgamechangers.org. On the back, each artwork should be labeled with the student’s name, grade level, teacher’s last name, school, city, and state. Email should be titled “9/11 Submissions.” Global Game Changers will judge all artwork submitted by December 1 for inclusion in the next year’s book. We also encourage you to create your own September 11th memorial book for your class or school via https://www.schoolmatepublishing.com/