Publishing Organization

Council on American Islamic Relations


This lesson plan asks children to watch and discuss three public service announcements by the Council on American Islamic Relations featuring Muslims who were part of the 9/11 rescue effort; consider the news about the controversy over the Cordoba Project (“Ground Zero Mosque”), and discuss a Niemoller poem that relates to standing up for the rights of others. Link to the brief videos “9/11 Happened to All of Us” listed in the resources at

Type of Resource

Lesson plan

Topic Category
  • Current events
  • American Muslims
  • People Making Difference
  • Women Studies
Grade Level
  • Middle School
  • High School