Four-Footed Heroes of 9/11

Not all the heroes of 9/11 were human. After a brief discussion of the events of September 11, 2001, class members develop questions about the contributions of service dogs that assisted the first responders. Pupils select one of the dogs, use the questions to guide their research, and craft an essay about their subject.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Review the format of the informational essay before assigning the paper
Classroom Considerations
  • Participants need computers with word processing, internet, and printer access
Pros
  • Provides suggestions for differentiation and extensions
  • A link to a lesson on the hero dogs of 9/11 is included
Cons
  • None