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Patriot Day Vocabulary Cards and Writing Center

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Increase vocabulary and build background knowledge about Patriot Day (September 11th) with a set of vocabulary word wall cards and writing worksheets.

Patriot Day Lessons for Early Grades

Each year, a solemn holiday is held on September 11th to remember the events that occurred in 2001. Since its introduction as a national holiday, many Social Studies curriculums across the country have added this national holiday to elementary school standards. With September 11th being such a difficult topic to teach, we have put together a few kid-friendly Patriot Day activities to help you teach this subject. We hope to shed a bit of light and bring understanding to young learners by helping you teach them a bit about the day of remembrance.

This set of vocabulary cards is designed to help students understand a bit about the events of September 11, 2001. Each of the sixteen vocabulary cards contains a large-print, easy-to-read word and an image to aid retention.

Through this activity, students will show increased vocabulary and understanding of why Patriot Day celebrations occur in the United States.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Reading and Social Studies lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this word wall to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class Social Studies lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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