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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

Screencap, How Pearl Harbor, 9/11 Changed U.S. Forever

CBS's The Early Show draws parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. [...] »

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, September 11, 2006 New York City, NY, Sept. 11, 2006, Sister72, Flickr

Lowell E. Jacoby discusses what he believes U.S. citizens needed to think about [...] »

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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 [...] »

Photo. Spanish-American War Soldiers. Flickr

Every town has a scattering of historical markers and statues. Discover what [...] »

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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 [...] »

Photo, 3090, anonymous, Here is New York

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

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

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

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