Writing prompts remembering 9/11


Have students write an essay, journal entry, or list about the events of September 11, 2001. Spark ideas with these writing prompts remembering 9/11.

It’s been many years since 9/11. Can you believe it? As tragic as the day was, it’s good to remember.

Ask your kids to write a short essay, journal entry, or even a list about the events of September 11, 2001. Here are a few ideas.

Writing Prompts Remembering 9/11

  • Do have memories of 9/11? If not, make a list of reasons we need to remember that day.
  • September 11th is a Day of Remembrance. As we honor those who lost their lives on this day 2001, make a list of 10 or more things in your life you are thankful for.
  • Did the events of that day change your thoughts about your life? In what ways, if any, did you change?
  • Write about your reaction to the September 11th attack.
  • There were many heroes during the September 11th tragedy. With your parents’ permission, read an account about a hero or a heroic event and write about why it made an impression on you.
  • How have your feelings and understandings about the attacks of 911 changed since that day?

Additional 9/11 Ideas and Resources

BuddyProject.org offers suggested activities that your children can do as they research the events of September 11, 2001. Explore the various sites with your children and discuss with them the information that you find. Encourage older children to write about their findings and feelings.

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