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, 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? [...] »

Photo, A search and rescue working dog...,May 26, 2009, Beverly & Pack, Flickr

How does a nation react, legally and politically, to international terrorism? [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Explore strategies for teaching challenging subjects

Photo, Official party bow their heads... Sept. 11, 2002, U.S. Navy

The Foreign Policy Research Institute considers 9/11 and presidential [...] »

Photography, Heated Debates, 11 Aug 1977, Flickr CC

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

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0086141. Chicago History Mus.

Are classroom discussions about winning the argument or about understanding [...] »

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Remember and Reflect

Explore memories of 9/11 or contribute your story

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

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

Rendering, 9/11 Memorial Landscape Architecture, 9/11 Memorial website

What does our choice of memorial design say about the U.S. today? [...] »

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 [...] »

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