Discovery Education will engage educators and students beyond the walls of the classroom with learning experiences covering the events of 9/11 and exploring the innovations and challenges associated with rebuilding a sacred site. Honoring the victims, survivors and all those affected by 9/11, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the September 11th Families’ Association and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, will provide free educator resources, host previews of Discovery Channel & Science‘s Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero with panel discussions, and update Discovery Education streaming service with 9/11-focused resources.
Celebrating the communities, the stories and the resiliency represented by Americans most impacted by the tragic events of that day, Discovery Education will host four events in cities closely affected by 9/11 featuring previews of Rising, a series showcasing the people rebuilding and restoring Ground Zero. Streamed live to students nationwide, each event will be followed by live panel discussions with members of the community who will share how they were personally affected by 9/11.
Special guests will moderate the panel discussions at two of the events: Paula Zahn, host of Investigation Discovery’s On the Case with Paula Zahn will attend the NYC iSchool on September 9 and Danny Forster, executive producer of Rising, will attend American History High School in Newark, N.J., on September 13.
In addition to the events, Discovery Education is providing educators free online resources related to 9/11 available at discoveryeducation.com/911. Discovery Education streaming subscribers will have the exclusive opportunity to view episodes of Rising along with K-12 curricular content, discussion guides and lesson plans.