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

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

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

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

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Teaching Resources

Explore strategies for teaching challenging subjects

Photo, September 11 memorial, September 28, 2005, FatBusinessman, Flickr

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer introduces students to [...] »

Photo. Spanish-American War Soldiers. Flickr

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

Photo, Postcards, Staten Island September 11 Memorial, mira66, Flickr

September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. When does [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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

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

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