Library Link Roundup: Sept. 11, 2020

Published 09/11/2020 10:00 AM CT, updated 10/18/2020 12:18 PM CT

Library Link RoundupWe've crawled the web for the most useful library links, curated for the librarians of Illinois and published on Fridays 

9/11 and Patriot Day 

  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum: Learn and Explore from Home (9/11 Memorial & Museum) Explore the museum commemorating the nearly 3,000 that died on September 11 with a museum virtual tour,  interactive video experience, at-home activities, and webinar stories 

  • America Responds: Classroom Resources (2001, PBS) “In the days immediately following the September 11, 2001 terrorism attacks, PBS pulled together resources to help educators teach students about peace, tolerance, war, patriotism, geography, and other related issues. Although time has passed, educators can continue to use these valuable resources to teach lessons on these important subjects” 

  • America Responds: PBS Kids Resources for Parents (2001, PBS) “The events of September 11, 2001, left many parents wondering how to talk with their children about the news. As our government retaliated and the situation at home intensified, many children were asking a new set of questions...To help families communicate and jumpstart important conversations, PBS Kids has put together a package of suggestions from our programming experts along with related activities to do together” 
  • Debunking Stereotypes About Muslims and Islam (Teaching Tolerance) Lesson plans for ages 6-8 and 9-12 to “students identify similarities and differences between the U.S. Muslim population and the entire U.S. population” and “help dispel common stereotypes about Islam” 

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