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

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

Photo, Our Grief is Not a Cry for War, 28 Dec. 2001, Jim Costanzo, LoC

If you're searching for 9/11 materials, this website offers easy access to [...] »

Photo, Salvation Army volunteers at the Hilltop Cafe, 2011, NY State Museum

Get out of the political arena and teach your students about the emergency [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Explore strategies for teaching challenging subjects

Photography, Heated Debates, 11 Aug 1977, Flickr CC

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

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

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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