Recap: 9.11 Rise Reconnect and Remember


To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Discovery Education partnered with classrooms nationwide to tell stories of hope, resilience and the rebuilding of Ground Zero. In partnership with Discovery Channel and SCIENCE, Discovery Education engaged students the world over—many of whom were not yet born or who were very young at the time of the attacks— with exclusive 9/11 curricular content, digital lesson plans and live webcasts.

Students, educators, district administrators, local affiliates and education VIPs participated in the series of events that focused on four communities who were directly impacted by the events of that day:  Arlington, VA; Newark, NJ; New York City, NY; and Shanksville, PA.

Joining audience members at New York City’s iSchool were Tribute WTC Visitor Center founder Lee Ielpi and Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn, who moderated the panel.  Danny Forester, executive producer of RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO, moderated the panel at American History High School in Newark, NJ.  Each live event featured a preview of Discovery Channel and Science’s RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO, followed by a live panel discussion and Q&A with students featuring local community members who shared how they were personally affected by 9/11.

Access the archives of the discussions on or via Discovery Education streaming to view what close to 50,000 students have already experienced.  Supplemental materials including free, 9/11-based curriculum and discussion guides are also available at, and focus on topics like Uniformed Services: Loss and Recovery and Globalizing Peace. Discovery Education streaming subscribers receive exclusive access to a September 11 Theme Page with curricular content and grade-banded lesson plans including episodes of RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO.


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