Students Can Mark 9/11 Anniversary by Learning About the “Real-Life Superheroes” who Answered the Call

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Global Game Changers, a nonprofit organization that inspires kids to engage in community service through superhero themes, recently launched a new website and curriculum that teaches kids about 9/11 by focusing on the heroism of the first responders and others who came to the rescue.

Honoring Heroes in the 911 Lesson

911 Lesson

Now 911Lesson.org will reach more kids than ever would have been possible as an online resource for students, educators and parents all over the country.

As Americans observe the 19th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, elementary school kids have a new way to learn about this pivotal moment in American history.

Global Game Changers, a nonprofit organization that inspires kids to engage in community service through superhero themes, recently launched a new website and curriculum that teaches kids about 9/11 by focusing on the heroism of the first responders and others who came to the rescue.

The 911 Lesson: Celebrating Real Life Superheroes! is an interactive site that helps kids ages 5-10 experience and understand the events of that day like never before, and inspires them to IGNITE GOOD! through their own acts of service.

Originally intended to be a traveling lesson, the COVID-19 pandemic forced GGC to reimagine their plans for a touring, in-person experience. Now 911Lesson.org will reach more kids than ever would have been possible as an online resource for students, educators and parents all over the country. While it launched September 1st of this year, the Global Game Changers will continue to engage with kids through the site all the way through the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next year.    

The 911Lesson.org site includes:

  • Role-Playing Experiences: Interactive modules that let students experience 9/11 through the eyes of first responders.
  • Interactive Gallery: A virtual museum including news clips, artifacts from the day, and other engaging content for children to browse based on their interests.
  • Service Project: Ideas on how students can honor the real-life superheroes of 9/11 through their own service projects, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Lessons/Support: Lessons that teachers are parents can complete with their students, as well as guides about how to talk to kids about 9/11 and other resources.

Thanks to a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, The 911 Lesson: Celebrating Real Life Superheroes! is completely free. Global Game Changers also offers many more resources free to educators at http://www.globalgamechangers.org, as well as a new children’s book, Never Forget 9/11: Love Always Wins.

ABOUT GLOBAL GAMECHANGERS
Founded in 2013, Global Game Changers Student Empowerment Program (GGC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an innovative in-school and out-of-school time evidence-based curriculum that uses service- learning as a tool to promote deeper learning experiences that build elementary students’ social-emotional competencies, character, and leadership skills. Utilizing a strengths-based approach, students discover their individual superpowers to IGNITE GOOD!® and make the world a better place using the Equation: MY TALENT + MY HEART = MY SUPERPOWER!® This unique approach to social-emotional learning develops the Whole Child and empowers students to overcome apathy and feel empathy, develop a sustainable connection and engagement in service beyond the program.
Designed to align with both the needs of educators and the needs of students, the curriculum is Common Core State Standards-compliant, flexible, and differentiated by grade levels. The program supports in-school and out-of-school applications, and the online educator platform provides all educators with access to evaluation, professional development, and classroom resource tools. In addition, GGC is currently developing a children’s show, GLOBAL GAME CHANGERS. GGC is committed to equitable access for all, and as such, the curriculum is privately funded through the Novak Family Foundation and free to educators nationwide. Through a custom- developed online educator portal the program is being used nationwide.

For more information about GGC or the 9/11 Lesson, or to schedule an interview, contact:

Bill Shory
Principal, Fleur de Lis Communications
Bill@FDLComms.com
502.974.4332

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