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  • Teach to Remember Registration

    Sept. 11, 2023
  • write to remember registration

    Sept. 11, 2023
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National Day of Learning

Teach to Remember 9/11

DATE: Monday, September 11, 2023

National Day of Learning - 'Teach to Remember 9/11' is being hosted by Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial in partnership with the National Park Service.

  • Live Stream for a 'Moment of Remembrance'
  • Ranger Guided Interpretative Tours of the Memorial Features
  • 'How We Remember 9/11' featuring Flight 93 Family Members
  • Virtual Investigation of the Flight 93 Story
  • Resources to enhance Student Learning
  • Two Live Q&A Sessions

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Although the programming is targeting grades 6-12, this virtual event has options for all grade levels.

Once registered, teachers will receive a link for accessing resources to enhance the virtual learning program. On September 11, a video gallery will be available to include ranger guided tours of each of the Memorials features, interviews with family members, investigation of the crime scene and a pre-recorded moment of remembrance for those unable to view the live stream event on September 11. 

Also on 9/11, participants will be welcomed via live stream by various Flight 93 leadership members.  A live stream of the 9/11 ceremony from Flight 93 National Memorial as well as live Q&A sessions led by Flight 93 National Memorial rangers.

Curriculum and resources will be available beginning 9/11/2023 through the zoom platform and will remain on the platform for teacher access through the end of 2023. At that time the information can be accessed through the 9/11 resource pages of both Friends and National Park Service websites.


2023 Write to Remember

Write to Remember 9/11 

Friends are partnering with the National Writing Project as another element of the National Day of Learning- 'Teach to Remember'. The National Writing Project will host a teacher/student safe website where they can access resources to write about the lessons learned either from the National Day of Learning or the resources provided through the National Park Service. 

This program will encourage students to write stories focused on lessons learned from Flight 93 Story and the 40 passengers and crew members. Our goal is to inspire a Nation of students in grades 6-12 with the heroic actions of the forty passengers and crew members. 

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Writing Our Future 

Writing Our Future, a National Writing Project initiative, supports online youth publishing projects that are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings, all project are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. NWP is committed to supporting young people's writing and civic participation by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth writing, media creation, sharing, and publishing.

Photo Courtesy: NPS/Brenda Torrey


Flight 93 National Memorial

Teach to Remember 9/11 - Educational Resources 

Visit https://www.nps.gov/flni/teach-2-remember.htm for resources to help enhance student learning experience.  

Photo Courtesy: NPS/C.Claycomb; 2021

2023 National Day of Learning

Friends of Flight 93 Partners with National Park Service for a National Day of Learning, on 9/11/23

Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, the official non-profit partner to the National Park Service at Flight 93 National Memorial announces their commitment to educating current and future generations about the events of September 11, 2001. “We believe we have a responsibility to teach the story of the heroic actions of the passenger and crew of Flight 93, as well as the greater context of the events of the day” said Fred Lukachinsky, Friends Board President.

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America. Since that time, over seventy-five million Americans have been born with no living memory of that day in history. Sadly, only 14 US states require 9/11 classroom curriculum or a moment of silence in honor of the lives lost. Friends and National Park Service staff are pro-actively engaging this new generation.

We have learned from educators, teaching the events of 9/11 can be challenging. Teachers either have no living memory of the day or find it difficult and overwhelming to find reliable resources for curriculum development. To help educators overcome these challenges, Friends are working in partnership with the National Park Service to create a National Day of Learning entitled, “Teach to Remember.”

“This is a project Friends are honored to sponsor. The National Park Service education team will be offering a full day of programming focused on students in grades 6-12. Curriculum will range from the greater context of the three attack sites, to the specifics events that occurred in Shanksville, Pa. The Moment of Remembrance will be live streamed from the Memorial, as well as live interaction with interpretive rangers” said Donna Gibson Executive Director, Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial.

The Teach to Remember curriculum will also feature an opportunity for students across the nation to share their writing in response to prompts about Flight 93 and 9/11.  Friends and National Park Service in collaboration with the National Writing Project will challenge students to publish from their perspective in response to the National Day of Learning. This “Write to Remember” activity is intended for schools, libraries, and home schools to share how Flight 93 story continues to inspire people.

“Friends and Park officials developed the National Day of Learning to connect with the next generation in a meaningful way,” says Gibson. Each year through an education scholarship, we partner with the National Park Service to offer ranger guided on-site educational programming for grades 4-12. In 2022, we jointly hosted over 10,000 students from all over Pennsylvania. In 2023, we want to expand beyond Pennsylvania and offer global programming.

The National Day of Learning - Teach to Remember will be hosted by Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial through Zoom. Additional information about registration will be added to Friends of Flight 93 website and resources for teachers will be added to the National Park Service website over the next several weeks/months.