American Portraits

Self-­Sacrifice in a Firehouse on 9/11

In this lesson, students will review and analyze the self-sacrifice of the 40/35 Firehouse crew on 9/11. Students will consider how to demonstrate the virtue of self-sacrifice in their own lives.

Founding Principles

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Civic Virtue

A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.

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Individual Responsibility

Individuals must take care of themselves and their families and be vigilant to preserve their liberty.

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Private Virtue

The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.

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