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Webinar Story: Jon & Caleigh Leiken

  • Jon and Erica Leiken hold their newborn baby girl, Caleigh.
  • Preview of Viewing Guide_Jon and Caleigh Leiken.pdf
Subject Social Studies — US History
Grade Level Grades 3-12
Resource Type Activity
Attributes Available in Spanish, Good for Parents, Students with Disabilities

Attribution Non-commercial NoDerivative



Harness the power of first-person stories using this video and attached viewing guide to facilitate a guided discussion with your students about the 9/11 attacks.

Jon Leiken is the former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York whose daughter, Caleigh, was born in New York City on the evening of 9/11 after his wife evacuated lower Manhattan.

This story was filmed as part of our Anniversary in the Schools program, which introduces students to first-person accounts of the 9/11 attacks. View this year's webinar here

To access versions with Spanish subtitles, ASL interpretation, and audio description, visit our Webinar Stories Archive.


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