This is a set of 12 lessons about what it was like for children to live in the second world war. I love this set of lessons because it builds empathy and helps teach the story of world war 2 from a child's perspective.
September 11 is coming up. While it is still very hard for many of us to even talk about this day, we have a whole 11+ years of our students who have no memory of this event. As teachers, we must get ourselves together to discuss and teach this event. As I've been reviewing the content on the share my lesson website, I've found a piece that I may consider in my own classroom, the world trade center film review piece. It has several films including "Saving Private Ryan" but also the film "World Trade Center" which would make for a good piece to use in the classroom.