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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 [...] »

Photography, 2,974 Flags on Display One for Each Victim From 9/11, 11 Sept 2008,

9/11 impacted more than just the nation. This repository of oral history video [...] »

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. Spanish-American War Soldiers. Flickr

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

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

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

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Remember and Reflect

Explore memories of 9/11 or contribute your story

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 [...] »

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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