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In Remembrance: Teaching September 11

Eighth-grade students practice asking good questions and thinking historically as they interview friends and family about their memories of 9/11. Washington, DC, teacher Elizabeth Schaefer's oral history project opens the year with engagement and inquiry. FIND OUT MORE »

Learning Resources

Learn about the 9/11 attacks in a global context

Photo, Archway of Rusafa, Staff Sgt. Curt Cashour, U.S. Army

Harvey Sicherman, President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, looks at [...] »

Photo, Pentagon Memorial, Oct. 23, 2008, cliff1066™, Flickr

Norman Ornstein discusses the changing U.S national political atmosphere [...] »

Photo, Oklahoma city bombing memorial, Aug. 6, 2006, citron_smurf, Flickr

How did the nation react to 9/11, in contrast to the Oklahoma City bombing? [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Explore strategies for teaching challenging subjects

Photo, Staff Sgt. Jenkins with CSA George Casey Jr., Nov. 5, 2008, U.S. Army

Edward Turzanski sums up what he believes students should be taught about the [...] »

Photo, We Still Remember 9-11-01~9-11-08, Sept. 11, 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr

One high school teacher suggests teaching 9/11 and the Barbary pirates in [...] »

Photography, Heated Debates, 11 Aug 1977, Flickr CC

Want to know both sides of an issue? Check out these debate websites! [...] »

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Remember and Reflect

Explore memories of 9/11 or contribute your story

Photo, WTC Recovery Operation at Fresh Kills, 2001, Mark Schaming, NY Museum.

Known for the 9/11 tragedy, the World Trade Center possesses a broader social [...] »

Photograph, No title, Sept. 18, 2001, Bob Novick, Unknown Source.

Records the user-contributed histories of people affected by the terrorist [...] »

Drawing, Ahhhh, 2001, Ben Parrott, Library of Congress

Access children's pictures and Italian oral histories regarding 9/11, among [...] »

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