September 11

American short story writer O. Henry born

September 11, 1862

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    Launchpad: O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi”: A Common Core Exemplar

    O. Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi” reflects the true meaning of Christmas. This student resource provides English Language Arts students with an independent close reading of a Common Core State Standard exemplar text (grades 9–10) for fiction.

British novelist and poet D. H. Lawrence born

September 11, 1885

Al Qaeda terrorists attack America

September 11, 2001

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    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Portrait of a Hero

    Heroes abound throughout history and in our everyday lives. After completing the activities, students will be able to understand the meaning of the words hero and heroic.

  • What Makes a Hero?
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    What Makes a Hero?

    A common lament one hears today is that young people lack heroes to emulate. Is that true? After completing this lesson plan, students will be able to describe what makes a hero in various contexts.

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