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PATRIOT DAY

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Activities to print Pictures
Cartoons / Comic book Resources
Cinema Songs
History / Facts

Videos

Interactive activities Vocabulary
Lesson plans Webquests

Listening

 

(Updated on 06/07/2016)

 


Resources:


 

 

Pictures:

  • September 11, 2017
    "A look at the best news photos from around the world."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 


 

 

 

  • September 11 - Art Gallery : Posters - Paintings
    (Library of Congress)

 

Vocabulary:

 

History / Facts:

  • US Congress Overrides Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill - Text + Audio + Photos - 29 September 2016
    "The U.S.Congress voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill.
    The legislation gives courts power to consider cases against foreign states that support terrorist acts on U.S. territory.
    Obama opposed the measure because it limits the legal idea of sovereign immunity."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • 9/11 anniversary: Services held 15 years on - 11 September 2016
    (BBC)

  • 15 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Americans Remember - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 September 2016
    " Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks against the United States. On September 11, 2001, four passenger airplanes were hijacked as they flew over the U.S. mainland. The hijackers flew them into two buildings in New York, the Pentagon, and the into the ground in Pennsylvania."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Text + Audio + Videos - 9 September 2016
    "The 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States is Sunday.
    On social media, people shared their memories and expressed their sadness about Sept. 11, 2001."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • We Are All Americans: The World’s Response to 9/11
    - "In London, the Star Spangled Banner played during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, while traffic came to a standstill in The Mall nearby...
    - In Dublin, shops and pubs were closed during a national day of mourning, and people waited in a three-hour line to sign a book of condolences...
    - In India, children taped up signs that read, “This is an attack on all of us,” and in Austria, church bells tolled in unison..."

    (mentalfloss.com)


 

  • After 9/11: Global effects of the 'war on terror' - Map + Videos
    "The attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 led to sweeping changes in US foreign and security policy.
    President George W Bush characterised this new approach as the "war on terror".
    Click on the images... to find out more about the aftershocks of the 9/11 attacks around the world..."

    (BBC)
  • Explore the World Trade Center site - interactive
    "Take a guided tour of the World Trade Center site in New York and find out about the plans for a memorial, a museum, giant skyscrapers and a massive new station, with narration from Dara McQuillan from developer Silverstein Properties."

    (BBC)

 

 

  • September 11, 2001 attacks - with photos
    (Wikipedia)
    1 The attacks 1.1 Fatalities 1.2 The fourth aircraft 1.3 9/11
    2 Responsibility 2.1 Motive
    3 Aftermath 3.1 International reaction 3.2 Reaction amongst the United States population 3.3 Economic aftermath
    3.4 Rescue, recovery, and compensation
    4 Collapse of the World Trade Center 4.1 Survivors 4.2 Congressional inquiries
    5 Speculation and claims of further conspiracies 5.1 20th hijacker
    6 Media
    7 See also
    7.1 Victims
    8 References
    9 External links
    10 Video
    11 Photos
    12 Books
    13 Victims and damage
    14 Further reading

 

 

  • Sept. 11 Events
    Online archives - The Airplanes - Maps and Timelines - Photo Galleries - Video/Audio Clips
    - Opinion/Editorials
    (libraryspot)

 

Listening:

  • US Congress Overrides Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill - Text + Audio + Photos - 29 September 2016
    "The U.S.Congress voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill.
    The legislation gives courts power to consider cases against foreign states that support terrorist acts on U.S. territory.
    Obama opposed the measure because it limits the legal idea of sovereign immunity."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • 15 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Americans Remember - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 September 2016
    " Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks against the United States. On September 11, 2001, four passenger airplanes were hijacked as they flew over the U.S. mainland. The hijackers flew them into two buildings in New York, the Pentagon, and the into the ground in Pennsylvania."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Text + Audio + Videos - 9 September 2016
    "The 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States is Sunday.
    On social media, people shared their memories and expressed their sadness about Sept. 11, 2001."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • AUDIO-LINGUA:
    (audio-lingua.eu)

    • ** Kim : my memories of 9/11 (1/2) ** par  Kim (an American woman living in France) - 7 septembre 2011
      Kim can still remember the strong emotion she felt when the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11th, 2001.


    • ** Kim : my memories of 9/11 (2/2) ** par  Kim (an American woman living in France) - 7 septembre 2011
      As an American living in France, Kim explains how she had to deal with unexpected reactions from some French people after the attacks of September 11th, 2001.
      (audio-lingua.eu)



    • ** Allen's opinion about 9/11 ** par  Allen (Mississippi, USA) - 6 septembre 2011
      Allen gives his opinion about how America reacted to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.



    • ** Allen : 9/11  ** par  Allen (Mississippi, USA) - 6 septembre 2011
      Allen remembers the day of September 11th, 2001.



    • ** Paul : 9/11 (1) ** par  Paul (Michigan, USA) - 6 septembre 2011
      Paul tells us about 9/11. What was it ? What happened ?


    • ** Paul : 9/11 (2) ** par  Paul (Michigan, USA) - 6 septembre 2011
      Paul remembers 9/11 2001 and its chaos.


    • ** Paul : 9/11 (3) ** par  Paul (Michigan, USA) - 6 septembre 2011
      Paul explains us why 9/11 was such a tragic event in the US.


    • ** Sarah : my memories of 9/11 ** par  Sarah (an English woman living in France) - 4 septembre 2011
      Sarah couldn't believe her ears when she heard the news of the attacks in New York on September 11th.



    • ** Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (1/3) ** par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 4 septembre 2011
      Jenny talks about where she was and what she was doing when she heard about the news of the attacks in the USA in 2001 and also how she felt.



    • ** Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (2/3) ** par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 4 septembre 2011
      Jenny explains that her brother-in-law was in New York at the time of the attacks and how she felt.



    • ** Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (3/3) ** par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 4 septembre 2011
      Jenny thinks the world has changed a lot since the events of 9/11 in the USA. It has become more violent.


  • My memories of 9/11
    - Sarah couldn’t believe her ears when she heard the news of the attacks in New York on September 11th.
    - Jenny thinks the world has changed a lot since the events of 9/11 in the USA. It has become more violent.
    - Jenny explains that her brother-in-law was in New York at the time of the attacks and how she felt.

    - Jenny talks about where she was and what she was doing when she heard about the news of the attacks in the USA in 2001 and also how she felt.
    (audio-lingua.eu)
  • Ground Zero - interactive activities
    (Rodolphe Maurel - Soundguide)

 

 

INTERACTIVE activities:

  • Un powerpoint (en français) sur un batiment peu connu "The Tear of Grief"  ou "La Larme"
    offert par les Russes aux Américains en commération des Attentats du 11 Septembre. 
    Bernadette Croze (Ac. Grenoble) l'a adapté et s'en sert pour la voix passive. 

    Document de Bernadette Croze :
    "Le ppt que j'utilise avec mes élèves de 3ème sur "The Tear of Grief" :
    J' aborde avec mes élèves la voix passive avec ce document. Je ne  donne aucune information au départ, au fur et à mesure,
    ils devinent ce qu'est ce monument.  Et certains d'entre eux s'en servent pour l'épreuve de l'histoire des Arts.
    Lors d'une deuxième heure je me sers du discours que Bill Clinton a prononcé le jour de l'inauguration : il est court et assez facile
    (sauf quand on entend l'avion !) Avec les bonnes classes, je le fais en compréhension orale, avec les  moins bonnes, je donne un simple texte à trous."




  • G. W. Bush Oval Office Address - 2001- 09- 11: Matching activities, Listening activities... - Niveau 3ème
    Click on "Various Topics", then "Historical events"
    (soundguideweb.com)
  • Terrorism - Multiple Choice Quiz - difficult, but interesting
    (highered.mcgraw-hill.com)


Activities TO PRINT:

  • September 11: Reading Comprehensions - Poetry - Graphics and Coloring
    (edhelper.com)

 

Lesson plans:

  • "How to report an emergency":
    Estelle Sanchez (Ac. Lille) nous propose des liens qui lui ont permis de travailler sur une séquence intitulée:
    "How to report an emergency".
    "La tâche finale liée à cette séquence était une ppi entre deux élèves, l'un jouant le rôle du témoin et l'autre celui d'"urgentiste".
    Le témoin disposait d'une photo d'accident (maison en feu, motard sur la chaussée, etc.) avec quelques annotations sur les lieux, dates, état des victimes, et se devait de
    téléphoner au 911 afin de fournir le maximum d'informations à son partenaire."

    - 911 VIDEO (amssa.org)

    - Calling to Report a Medical Emergency (eslfast.com)
    "Practice the Conversations of This Topic with Mike" (rongchang.com)

    - Emergency - 911 (Vers le milieu de la page)
    Vocabulary / Listening / Reading / Related Grammar / Conversation Questions
    (telus.net)

 

 

 

 

Webquests:

 

Cartoons / Comic book:

 

9/11 - the comic book - Eight- page extract
(theweek.co.uk)

 

September 11
-
Comic Book Art / Political cartoons
(Library of Congress)

 

Songs:

 

 

Cinema:

 

Videos:

 

  • 'Tasteless' mattress ad is latest 9/11-themed promotion to spark backlash - 10 September 2016
    "Ad showing men falling into two piles of mattresses prompts apology as Texas store announces ‘indefinite’ closure – but it’s not the first such controversy...
    “Right now, you can get any sized mattress for a twin price!” says a grinning woman flanked by two employees in the 20-second spot.
    She flings her arms out and the men tumble backwards, knocking over two tall piles of mattresses.
    The woman screams “Oh my God!” in mock panic, then immediately recovers her composure and adds, with a half-smile: “We’ll never forget.”

    (theguardian.com)

  • 9/11 - The Truth In 5 Minutes - James Corbett
    Transcript and sources: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2594
    "The official story of 9/11 is a lie. Six of the 10 members of the 9/11 Commission said the final report is a whitewash.
    Given everything that was once considered theory has been documented FACT, how many more lies will you believe from our government
    before you realize that you really DON'T know everything going on in the world.
    Take 5 minutes out of your regularly schedule corporate controlled media and get a dose of the truth.
    And then do your own homework on all the information presented here,
    put your critical thinking cap on and decide for yourself what you believe."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Remembering 9/11
    "On September the 11th 2001, the USA was attacked by terrorists, leading to the deaths of 2,976 people.
    This film is a reminder of exactly what happened on that terrible day."

    (truetube.co.uk)
    + Worksheet: Assembly - Remembering 9/11 (.doc)
    Created by Véronique Schied (Ac. Strasbourg)

     

 

  • BRAINPOP - September 11th - Animated movie
    "In this educational, animated movie learn about what happened on 9/11, what the terrorist network al Qaeda had to do with it & why it’s so important."

    (brainpop.co.uk)
    + Brainpop - Worksheet (.docx)
    + Ins and Outs WTC Worksheet (.docx)
    Created by Véronique Schied (Ac. Strasbourg)

  • Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary
    "President Barack Obama is asking Americans to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by remembering how far the nation has come since terrorists struck 11 years ago. (Sept. 8 2012)"

    (YouTube)

 

  • CNN Student News: Remembering 9/11
    "This special edition of CNN Student News is dedicated to marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
    We review the events of that historic day, and we visit remembrance ceremonies at Ground Zero in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and a field in Pennsylvania. We also learn about new memorials built to honor those lost."
    View transcript >>

    (englishblog.com)

 

  • After 9/11: Global effects of the 'war on terror' - Map + Videos
    "The attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 led to sweeping changes in US foreign and security policy.
    President George W Bush characterised this new approach as the "war on terror".
    Click on the images... to find out more about the aftershocks of the 9/11 attacks around the world..."

    (BBC)

  • Stay Calm, Dad - Video
    "A 5-year-old talks on the phone with 911 while her dad is having difficultly breathing.  Don't leave too soon.  This little girl is not only smart, but very funny."
    (maniacworld.com)

  • WWF 911 commercial
    Controversial commercial comparing 9/11 with the 2005 tsunami
    (dailymotion.com)

 

  • Seventh Anniversary of 9/11
    "Rebuilding work continues on the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York seven years ago on Thursday.
    Laura Trevelyan reports from Ground Zero."

    (BBC)



  • Sept. 11 Events
    Online archives - The Airplanes - Maps and Timelines - Photo Galleries - Video/Audio Clips
    - Opinion/Editorials
    (libraryspot)