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

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

Photo, Remembering September 11th, Sept. 10, 2006, Steve Rhodes, Flickr

The Foreign Policy Research Institute reports on the War on Terrorism in 2006. [...] »

Photo, Bio-Terrorism Drill, Oct. 15, 2010, Lee Cannon, Flickr

Nine short video clips look at terrorism in the world after 9/11. [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

Photo, 3090, anonymous, Here is New York

View photographs taken by everyday people as they came to terms with the 9/11 [...] »

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 [...] »

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

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

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