|Interior art from "The 9/11 Commission Report: A Graphic Adaptation".|
By Chris Wilson
Starting two weeks ago, the media started calling our school asking to interview teachers and students about 9/11. The September 11, 2011 attacks are a hard thing to teach on the elementary level. Most of our students weren't even born yet so their understanding is vastly different than some junior high and high school students.
The media outlets find it fascinating how teachers bring 9/11 into the classroom –– if they do at all. I have compiled a list of comics that may be helpful when studying the attacks, the aftermath, our nation's response, the United States Constitution and democracy. A comics-based unit on these subjects would be very powerful and engaging in the classroom.
SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS
THE CONSTITUTION & DEMOCRACY