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Educating Future Generations about September 11, 2001

It has been 17 years since the 9/11 attacks, which means today’s K-12 students effectively have no memories of the tragic events – and heroic responses – related to that fateful day. Educators have told us over and over that the 10 symbolic elements of the Freedom Flag have proven to be an effective teaching tool in classrooms to help the current generation of students learn about the complicated sequence of events which took place on 9/11. The Freedom Flag Foundation's Educational Programs and efforts are expanding related to the teaching methods, creativity, and requests of individual school divisions. Please view below the general educational objectives and the educational initiatives begun to implement these objectives. 

The General Educational Objectives of  The Freedom Flag Foundation: 

  1. Develop and support long term educational partnerships with county and city school divisions in Virginia and beyond, to use
    The Freedom Flag as a teaching tool... an authentic, respected symbol.

  2. Develop age appropriate oral and written programs in conjunction with schools which explore with students the historical impact of September 11, 2001Terrorists' Attacks on America.

  3. Promote students' understanding and appreciation of the uniquely American heroes from the 9/11 attacks as represented by
    The Freedom Flag.

  4. Join with School Partners to challenge students for service, leadership, and civic awareness, while helping them gain an understanding of the  price of American Freedoms as told through The Freedom Flag Story.

  5. Encourage instructional leaders, social studies' specialists, and classroom teachers to develop educational approaches and lessons to share with other educators locally, throughout Virginia and beyond. 

The Freedom Flag Educational Initiatives:

  1. Promoting the raising of the Freedom Flag and citing the 10 elements it represents in area school divisions, Virginia, and beyond.

  2. Consulting and joining with school partners in implementing pilot, school based "Freedom Flag Travel Trunk" projects which are hands on and student centered.

  3. Participating in School Assembly Programs emphasizing and honoring the heroes from 9/11.

  4. Participating with Student Council Associations and other student leadership groups to facilitate awareness of 9/11/2001 to NEVER FORGET!

  5. Presenting in high school social studies' classes through a panel discussion of Freedom Flag Foundation Board Members.

  6. Developing in conjunction with Tuckahoe Middle School, HCPS, lesson plans to facilitate the teaching about 9/11, including seventh grade social studies' classes and art projects.

  7. Presentations to area Superintendents and School Boards to promote and support "The Freedom Flag" as a powerful teaching tool to enable future generations to understand about this period of American History.