This lesson goes along with the Washington, DC Gallery.
Arts & Crafts, Service, Social Studies, Language Arts
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Create a Pentagon 9/11 fact book.
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Pentagon Book template, Pencils, Markers/crayons, Scissors
EXPLAIN: The Pentagon is the headquarters of the Department of Defense, it was that before 9/11 and continues to be the headquarters today. It is called The Pentagon because it is shaped that way, and actually includes 5 smaller pentagon rings inside the outside shape. It is home to the military.
DISCUSS: What are the branches of the military?
EXPLAIN: In fact, the Pentagon was undergoing renovations on 9/11, which meant that some people who might have otherwise been working at the crash site had left their offices.
VISIT: Washington, DC Gallery on the 9/11 Lesson site: https://911lesson.org/washington-dc/
- Explore the Washington, DC Gallery.
- Find the answer to these 5 questions:
- Who is someone in the attack or aftermath that you admire?
- What is something you learned about the attack?
- What branches did the military members who died represent?
- How is 9/11 commemorated at the Pentagon?
- How can you remember what happened at the Pentagon?
- Create a Pentagon book of these answers.
- Decorate your book.
- Share your book with a friend.
DISCUSS: The Pentagon used the 9/11 attacks to become more prepared to address terrorism in the future. How can you use something bad that happened to become more prepared for the future?