It’s been nearly ten years since 9/11/01. Many students in classrooms today were barely aware of what was happening and the effects that attack was going to have on their lives. While acutely aware now, it’s an important time to take a moment to reflect, remember, and understand.
If you’re looking for interesting and interactive tools to teach about 9/11, the following list of resources should help you out. They’re organized by categories so be sure to scroll the whole way down to ensure you get the whole list.
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- Exploring Ground Zero, Ten Years Later (Wall Street Journal)
The rebuilding of the World Trade Center became most obvious from the air in the first years after the attack, but in recent months, progress has been visible at street level.
- Inside 9/11 (National Geographic)
Browse more than 50 videos from the Inside 9/11 Interview Archive. This Web-only interactive includes over two hours of never-before-seen eyewitness accounts, and expert commentaries about the policies and events that led up to the disaster.
- US Department of Ed 9/11 Resource Page
This new website by the US DOE collects resources provided by federal agencies or developed through federal grants. Some resources include creating a positive environment in schools, how to teach 9/11 in relation to the constitution and 9/11 documentaries.
- PBS America Responds
Valuable resources and lessons regarding tolerance, peace, Afghanistan, terrorism and Amerca at war.
- Teaching 9/11 – Award Winning Lessons
The Clark Forum at Dickinson College has a useful collection of K-12 syllabi, lesson plans, relevant documents and videos, including 9/11 award-winning lessons divided by grade level.
Live White House Conference Call
There will be a press conference call this Thursday (9/8/11) at 12:00 Noon EDT from D.C. where members of the White House, Administration and Higher Education will discuss how college students are engaging in service on September 11th as well a discussion of the “9/11 Generation.”
- What: On Thursday, September 8, the White House, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and university/college presidents will hold a media briefing for higher education and college student reporters about how college campuses and students are observing the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks through service and remembrance activities, and more broadly how 9/11 has served as a catalyst for young people to become involved in service at home and abroad.
- When: Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:00 p.m. EDT
- Where: United States and Canada: 888-244-2416; International (Toll): 913-312-1397
- Who: Robert Velasco, II, Acting CEO, CNCS, Ronnie Cho, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement, Mark Gearan, CNCS, Chairman of the Board/ Hobart William Smith Colleges, President, Steven Knapp, President, George Washington University
- How To Participate: Simply call 888-244-2416; International (Toll): 913-312-1397
- Beyond Blame: Reacting to the Terrorist Attack
The Education Development Center created this 25-page curriculum for middle and high school students in response to concern that the terrorist attacks created a hostile climate for Arab Americans — much like the climate Japanese Americans faced following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Who Are the Arab Americans?
Activity ideas designed to challenge student misperceptions about people of Arab descent — from the Web site Teaching Tolerance.
- Dear Teacher: Letters on the Eve of the Japanese American Imprisonment
A classroom lesson focused on letters sent by Japanese American middle school students to their teacher in the days following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
- Reflecting on September 11
The Constitutional Rights Foundation has assembled a series of online lessons designed to help young people deal with terrorism, reactions to tragedy, information and disinformation, civil liberties, Islamic issues, and international law.
- Teaching September 11
This lesson from PBS’s Online News Hour provides classroom discussion resources for talking about the recent controversy over the 9/11 resources published for teachers on the NEA’s Web site.
- Helping America Cope
This updated guide contains activities to help children cope with the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The guide is designed for use with children six to 12 years of age; however, many of the activities have effectively been adapted for use with older children.
- Dealing With Tragedy in the Classroom
WNET in New York City offers these activities to help students cope with loss and learn how to talk to on another about their feelings.
The New York Times presents this page, which provides lists of all those killed on September 11 and a National Book of Remembrance in which Americans can write their reflections about the events of September 11.
- America Responds to Terrorism
The Constitutional Rights Foundation has prepared online lessons, including September 11 — How Did You Feel?, Fact Finders — The Media During Times of Crisis, and Analyzing Rumors and Myths.
- Understanding Stereotypes
This lesson from Discovery.com teaches the ideas that assumptions can lead to stereotypes and unfair judgments about individuals and groups.
- Lesson Plans About Terrorism
This list from links to lessons comes from KidsClick.org.
- Chain of Hope
This news article from the St. Petersburg Times tells of a classroom lesson in which students created a “chain of hope.” Students wrote personal messages on strips of red, white, and blue paper. They planned to send the chain to the New York City Fire Department.
- Aaron Shepherd’s Reader’s Theater: The War Prayer
“The War Prayer,” a short story by Mark Twain, is presented in reader’s theater format on this page from Aaron Shepherd’s Web site. The script is appropriate for middle and high school students.
- Another Day That Will Live in Infamy
In this lesson from the New York Times Learning Network, students are encouraged to share, through discussion and writing, their feelings about September 11, 2001.
- Hooray for Heroes
This lesson challenges students to define what a hero is and to select a hero to spotlight.
- Culture Matters Workbook
Teachers and students in grades eight and up can benefit from this cross-cultural training workbook. It was developed by the Peace Corps to help new volunteers acquire the knowledge and skills to work successfully and respectfully in other cultures.
- An American Tragedy: September 11, 2001
TeacherVision.com’s resources include a timeline of the events of September 11, a printable map of the four hijacked airliners’ routes, news and informational articles, lesson plans, and more.
- One Man’s Freedom Fighter Is Another Man’s Terrorist
In this WebQuest, students determine the extent of the threat to the United States from terrorism, both domestically and internationally.
- Preventing Terrorism on the Home Front
In this lesson plan from CNN, students examine a report by the U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century. They analyze the recommendations of the bipartisan commission and defend or oppose the commission’s recommendations.
- Terror on Trial
In this lesson plan from the New York Time Learning Network, students examine the motivations, goals, and actions of terrorist countries.
- What About You?
Teachers might use this short story about aliens to start a classroom discussion about prejudice.
- MidLink Magazine’s Resources for Helping Students Deal with Tragedy: Lessons and Curriculum
This page offers links to a variety of lessons.
- Pencil Flag
Have students create their own “remember” pencil flags.
- USA Activities
ABCteach offers activities and other resources. Included: September 11th Bookmarks.
- Teaching 9/11/01: Lesson Plans and Syllabi
Links to lesson plans for all grades, compiled by the Clarke Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Contemporary Issues (Dickinson College).
- Global Connections: The Middle East
PBS offers a rich collection of background articles, lesson plans, timeline, and other resources, which are indexed to help educators quickly find topics and materials that are most relevant for their classroom needs.
- United We Stand
Publisher Prentice Hall offers classroom lessons on understanding prejudice and students’ responses to the terrorist attacks.
ADDITIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 RESOURCES
- In the Mix: The New Normal
Resources to accompany a three-episode series of In the Mix, a weekly show for teens.
- Muslim Students in the Classroom
This teacher-created resource explains what Muslims believe and what to expect from the Muslim student.
- Why Is My Loyalty Questioned?
In this student-created Web site, parallels are drawn between how the Japanese were discriminated against in the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the same thing happened to many Arab Americans in the aftermath of September 11.
- America Responds
Resources from PBS.
- Children of September 11
This children’s page of the Families of September 11 Web site includes links to resources for teachers.
- September 11 Through Children’s Eyes
A student-created Web site. The students visited New York P.S. 89, which is located a block from Ground Zero. The site shares their interviews with students and teachers and more.
- A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, Muslims, and the Koran
This Islamic guide for non-Muslims is rich in information, references, bibliography, and illustrations.
- Life After 9/11
Special reports from the PBS Online News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
- Scholars of Islam and the Tragedy of September 11
This Web page is produced through the cooperation of more than 50 professors of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
- Global Connections
This resource from Boston’s PBS station, WGBH, offers a timeline of Middle Eastern history and resources for responding to six big-issue questions.
- America Rebuilds
A resource from PBS that documents the cleanup of the WTC site and planning for the future.
- Why the Towers Fell
This companion Web site to a NOVA (PBS) episode follows a team of forensic engineers during their in-depth investigation of the precise causes of the Twin Towers’ collapse.
- Heroes of Ground Zero
This is the companion Web site to a WNET program that presents a candid account of the firefighters in two New York City firehouses as they struggle to cope in the aftermath of the tragedy.
- From PBS, “America Responds”: A lesson that is cited and used by several other sites as well: http://www.pbs.org/americaresponds/educators.html
- A digital archive of pictures of objects having to do with 9/11: http://americanhistory.si.edu/september11/
- A second digital archive: http://911digitalarchive.org/
- A podcast on the post-9/11 landscape: http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/podcast-episodes/post-landscape-30336.html
- Teaching guides and webcasts: http://www.911memorial.org/teaching-guides-0
- George Bush’s presidential address on 9/20/01: http://voicesofdemocracy.umd.edu/deliberative-topics/war-peace/george-w-bush-an-address-to-a-joint-session-of-congress-and-the-american-people-20-september-2001/
- “War, Terrorism, and our Classrooms”: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/special_reports/sept11/index.shtml
- New York Times article on how to teach about 9/11: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/how-do-you-teach-about-911/
- Remembering September 11, available at Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange: http://www.onlinelearningexchange.com/content/products/remembering911.html
- Large databases of resources: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson244.shtml and http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/911.
- The September 11th Education Program: http://www.learnabout9-11.org/
Books & Recommended Reading
The lists starts with lower reading levels and gets more advanced as you move down the list.
- The Little Chapel That Stood
Beautifully illustrated book tells of the historic chapel less than 100 yards from the Twin Towers that miraculously survived on 9-11. Firemen hung their shoes on the fence and raced to help the people in the towers: Oh what gallant men did we lose/Who never came back to get their shoes. The story of terror overcome by courage and bravery that teaches us no one is too small to make a difference.
- America at War
In this ever-timely collection of more than fifty poems and paintings divided into eight sections, one of America’s most distinguished poets and anthologists, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker Stephen Alcorn trace emotions of warfare from the American Revolution to the Iraq War.
- September Roses
On September 11, 2001, two sisters from South Africa are flying to New York City with 2,400 roses to be displayed at a flower show. As their plane approaches the airport, a cloud of black smoke billows over the Manhattan skyline. When they land, they learn of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. All flights are canceled; the sisters cannot go home, and they are stranded with boxes and boxes of roses. In the days that followed September 11, Jeanette Winter was drawn to Union Square and saw, among the hundreds of memorial offerings, twin towers made of roses. In the pages of this small and vibrant book, she tells a moving story.
- 14 Cows for America
This New York Times Bestseller, from award-winning author Carmen Agra Deedy, is a true story of hope and generosity, and the gift a small Kenyan village makes to the people of America.
- With Their Eyes: September 11th–The View from a High School at Ground Zero
Tuesday, September 11, seemed like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center. The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. Within a few hours that Tuesday morning, they would experience an event that transformed all their lives completely. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day none of us will ever forget.
- We the People: September 11
On a bright sunny morning on September 11, 2001, hijackers took control of four U.S. commercial airplanes. This book tells the facts from 9/11 in a way that children can understand.
- Messages from Ground Zero: Children Respond to September 11th
This is a collection of letters, poetry, and art by children in response to September 11th. All were sent to other children reflecting innocent support, outreach, and caring. This book is an archive of what children were thinking and feeling through their honest and heartfelt messages.
- 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Eight weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and translated into a dozen languages, 102 Minutes is a gripping narrative that is also investigative reporting of the first rank—”in a class by itself,” according to Reader’s Digest. Dwyer and Flynn reveal the decisions, both good and bad, that proved to be the difference between life and death on a day that changed America forever.
- Report from Ground Zero
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan’s Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York’s devastated fire and police departments. This is Smith’s vivid account of the rescue efforts by the fire and police departments and emergency medical teams as they rushed to face a disaster that would claim more than five thousand lives.
- Last Man Down
On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard “Pitch” Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes, he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn-and then to buckle. This is the harrowing true story of a true American hero, a man who thought nothing of himself-and gave nearly everything for others during one of New York City’s-and the country’s-darkest hours.
- Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War
Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.
- Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden
Peter Bergen. New York: Free Press, 2001.
- Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Ahmed Rashid. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.
- Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy
Paul Pillar. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2001.
- Terrorism, Asymetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Defending the U.S. Homeland
Anthony Cordesman. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001.
- War in a Time of Peace
David Halberstam. New York: Scribner, 2001.
New York Times 9/11 Resources
Whether you’re looking for op-eds on the topic, lesson ideas or historical documents, the New York Times is a great place to start.
- How Do You Teach about 9/11?
- September 11: On This Day
- Teaching Topic 9/11: Coming soon
- Rethinking Schools Handouts
Rethinking Schools has a series of special reports that make great classroom reading materials to launch classroom discussions.
- Scholastic 9/11 Resources
Scholastic has an array of lessons, advice, a themed booktalk, an activities adapted specifically for younger children.
- 9/11 “I will” Classroom Tribute Project
Share how your classroom is commemorating September 11. Need ideas? Scholastic is working with them to provide lessons and service learning activities.
- Teaching 9/11 Forum
Educators discuss curriculum and implementation plans for teaching about September 11. There is also curriculum for purchase.
- ADC Anti-Discrimination Education Resources
While 9/11 spurs feelings of patriotism, it can also incite stereotypes and discrimination. Here are some valuable resources to help inform students and discourage anti-Arab discrimination.
- 9/11 Memorial Creation Activity
This lesson on violence involves creating memorials for September 11th through poems & painting.
- 9/11 Map & Web Research Lessons
McGraw Hill offers an array of Social Studies activities focused on the historical events from 9/11. There is a map project and several web activities.
- Heroes of Ground Zero Unit
Inspired by the heroic firefighters from 9/11, PBS has a week-long, standards aligned civics unit for middle and high school students. It focuses on community needs.
- Teaching Tolerance: Tips for Introducing 9/11 to Students
- Teaching Tolerance: 9/11 Lessons
This article introduces interesting ways you can use the anniversary of 9/11 to explore what students really know about this historical event and to raise the issue of tolerance in the classroom.
- TeacherVision Sept. 11 Lessons
TeacherVision has categorized a plethora of worksheets, classroom activities and reading activities that relate to September 11.
- September 11 Digital Story Archive
This collection brings together more than 12,500 experiences of people from September 11 which is a great source of firsthand accounts for historical research and cultural studies.
Use the following questions, each linked to a specific New York Times or Learning Network piece related to it, to spark discussion, writing, inquiry or reflection with your students. We’ll update this list in the coming days as more on the anniversary is published.
- What do you remember about Sept. 11, 2001?
- What did you learn from 9/11?
- What are the right and wrong ways to commemorate the 10th anniversary?
- How should we balance protecting the nation with preserving civil liberties?
(Note: this link goes to a PDF of a short article from The New York Times Upfront, a news magazine for teenagers.)
- How has 9/11 impacted pop culture and the arts?
How do we understand this event 10 years later? How do you think it might be different from the way we understood it on its fifth anniversary? What can you predict about how we’ll see it on the 25th anniversary?
- How can we avoid the next 9/11?
- Why teach 9/11?
- How do others teach it?
The First 10 Days: Front Pages of The New York Times
- Sept. 11, 2001 On the Web
- Sept. 12, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 13, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 14, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 15, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 16, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 17, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 18, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 19, 2001 In Print | On the Web
- Sept. 20, 2001 In Print | On the Web
New York Times Multimedia, From Then and Now
- Interactive | Portraits of Grief (2011 version of original 2001-2 feature)
- Interactive | Ground Zero Now (2011)
- Interactive | The Sky Cowboys (2011)
- Slide Show | Momentous Thought to the Smallest Detail (2009)
- Interactive | Sept. 11 Dispatches (2007)
- Slide Show | Perspectives on 9/11 From Six Artists (2007)
- Slide Show | Five Years Later (2006)
- Audio Slide Show | Elegy for an Icon (2006)
- Slide Show | A Day to Remember (2006)
- Audio Slide Show | After 9/11: The Immigrant Experience (2006)
- Graphic | How the Towers Stood and Fell (2002)
- Interactive | 102 Minutes: Inside the Towers (2002)
- Slide Show | A Day of Terror: Photographs From Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 16, 2001)
Learning Network Lesson Plans
- Another Day That Will Live in Infamy: Helping Students Explore Their Feelings and the Facts about the Terrorist Attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 12, 2001)
- Speak Out!: Examining the Sept. 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on the United States Through Editorial Writing (Sept. 14, 2001)
- Drawing on Terror: Exploring How Editorial Cartoons Express Opinions About the Sept. 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on the United States (Sept. 18, 2001)
- The Write Response: Using Writing as a Way to Deal With Terrorism and Tragedy (Sept. 21, 2001)
- Long-Lasting Impressions: Exploring Images and Memories Associated with Sept. 11, 2001 (Nov. 6, 2001)
- Troubled Times: Helping Students Express Wartime Fears and Anxieties (Oct. 15, 2001)
- Measured Opinions: Developing Public Opinion Polls to Report Views on Important Issues (Dec. 13, 2001)
- Living History: Revisiting Historic Events with People Who Experienced Them (April 26, 2002)
- Objects of Memory: Considering How Single Objects Can Memorialize Important Historic Events (May 31, 2002)
- Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring the Power of Words Through the Speeches of American Presidents (Aug. 12, 2002)
- Exhibiting Memory: Creating Personal Commemorations of Sept. 11 (Sept. 6, 2002)
- Rebuilding and Recovering: Moving Forward, One Year After the Events of Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 11, 2002)
- Dear Me: Remembering the Life Lessons of 9/11 on Its Fifth Anniversary (Sept. 11, 2006)
National and International Response
- The Power of Words: Exploring Responses to the Terrorist Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 17, 2001)
- Heeding Advice: Learning About Foreign Perspectives on Impending Warfare (Sept. 19, 2001)
- The Renewed Glory of Old Glory: Examining Patriotism as a Response to National Crisis in Recent History (Oct. 1, 2001)
- Public I Or Private I: Considering the Pros and Cons of National Identity Cards (Oct. 8, 2001)
- The Object Is Objectivity: Investigating World Reaction to the U.S. Strike Against the Taliban (Oct. 9, 2001)
- Thou Dost Protest: Analyzing Anti-American Protests Around the World (Oct. 10, 2001)
- The Tug of War: Exploring the Rationale Behind Potential Future Military Strikes in the War Against Terrorism (Jan. 9, 2002)
- Inquiring Minds: Exploring Issues Related to the Joint Congressional Investigation of the Events of Sept. 11 (June 5, 2002)
- Branching Out: Exploring the Reorganization of the American Government Post-Sept. 11 (June 9, 2002)
- Drawing the Line at Freedom?: Exploring Ways in Which the Rules of Democracy Have Changed in an Age of Terrorism (Aug. 5, 2002)
- Decisions, Decisions: Exploring How the Jury Decided Zacarias Moussaoui’s Sentence (May 5, 2006)
The War in Afghanistan
All of these lessons on this topic have been collected on a page called The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Teaching Resources and Essential Questions
Impact on Society
- Reaching Out: Exploring Ways That You Can Help in the Wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on the United States (Sept. 13, 2001)
- Can We Talk?: Exploring the History of Telecommunications Technology (Sept. 20, 2001)
- Casting a Wary Eye?: Examining Views of Race in the Wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks (Sept. 24, 2001)
- Musical Cares: Exploring the Message of Peace in Popular Music (Oct. 5, 2001)
- There’s No Place Like Home: Exploring How the Events of Sept. 11, 2001, Affected the Tourism Industry (Nov. 5, 2001)
- For the Sake of Security: Analyzing Civil Liberties in the Wake of the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks (Nov. 26, 2001)
- Holidays Seasoned with Meaning: Examining How Current Events Impact the Spirit of the Holiday Season (Dec. 17, 2001)
- In Memory: Exploring Issues in Designing Memorials (Jan. 14, 2002)
- Forever in Our Memories: Critically Exploring the Memorializing of Historic Events in the United States (July 22, 2002)
- Sacred Space: Learning About and Creating Meaningful Public Spaces (Feb. 7, 2003)
- Direct Effect: Evaluating Local and Regional Damages Imposed by the Terrorist Attacks of Sept. 11 (Sept. 11, 2003)
- Does “Memorial” Serve Correctly?: Evaluating World Trade Center Memorial Design Proposals (Nov. 21, 2003)
- The Cost of “Living”: Examining the Financial Compensation for Victims of Sept. 11 (June 17, 2004)
- The Missing: Reflecting on the Twin Towers to Create Art That Depicts Absence (Sept. 10, 2004)
- Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring the Power of Words Through the Speeches of American Presidents (Aug. 12, 2002)
- Safe and Secure: More or Less?: Debating Domestic Security and Counterterrorism Five Years after Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 6, 2006)
- Are We Safer?: Assessing the Findings of the National Intelligence Estimate on Terrorism after 9/11 (July 19, 2007)
- Contemplating Controversy: Considering the Proposed Lower Manhattan Mosque (Sept. 17, 2010)
The 9/11 Report
- After the Fact: Evaluating the Findings of the Congressional “9/11 Report” (July 28, 2003)
- Field of Inquiry: Examining the Investigations Into the Events of Sept. 11, 2001 (Feb. 25, 2004)
- The Right to Know: Discussing Disclosure and Intelligence Gathered Prior to 9/11 (April 12, 2004)
Other Learning Network Features
- The full collection of Learning Network posts on Teaching 9/11
- Teaching 9/11 | Ideas and Projects From Teachers
- Guest Post | Teaching 9/11: Responding to Crisis With Students
- Poetry Pairing | Crystalline Weather
- Student Crossword | Remembering Sept. 11, 2001
- Film Festival: Documentaries About 9/11
- Guest Post | Teaching 9/11: Why? How?
- Teaching Ideas: The Death of Osama bin Laden
- 6 Q’s About the News |Anniversary of a Tragedy (Sept. 10, 2010)
- Student Opinion | What Is Your Reaction to the Death of Osama Bin Laden?
- Fill-In | Osama Bin Laden
- Student Opinion | Should a Mosque Be Built Near Ground Zero?
The New York Times Archives
The Immediate Aftermath
- “For the First Time, the Nation’s Entire Airspace Is Shut Down”
- “The Rivers, A Battered Retreat on Bridges to the East”
- “Grief Is Lessened by Sharing and Solace From Strangers”
- “From Pundits and Polls, Talk of War Fills the Air”
- “Rumsfeld Ordering Call-Up of Up to 50,000 Reservists”
- “Elite Force Aims to Avert Air Attacks”
- “Surrounded by Grief, People Around the World Pause and Turn to Prayer”
- “New York Drops Its Game Face”
- “Yankees Are Back, Even if They’re Not”
- “Terrorists Were Well-Trained But Not Necessarily in Flying”
- “Bin Laden Tie Cited”
- “Authorities Have Learned the Identities of 18 Hijackers, Attorney General Says”
- “U.S. Says Hijackers Lived in the Open with Deadly Secrets”
- “Bin Laden: Child of Privilege Who Champions Holy War”
- “Justice Department Identifies 19 Men Suspected Hijackers”
- “As Rescue Work Continues, Flight Recorders Are Found in Pentagon Rubble”
Effects on Well-Being, Community and Family
- “City Turns Temporarily Into a Small Town”
- “Fellow Americans Opening Hearts, Wallets and Veins”
- “Trauma Felt Directly or Not Takes a Psychic Toll”
- “Introducing Children, Gently to the World’s Terrors”
- “Parents Fear Their Children Will Be Targets of Bigotry”
- “Anxiety Knocks the Wind Out of a Once-Brash City”
Effects on the Economy
- “Financial District Vows to Rise From the Ashes”
- “A Body Blow to the Economy”
- “How Long an Impact on Consumer Spending?”
Effects on the Entertainment Industry
- “Selig, in a Sense of Mourning, Cancels Baseball Games”
- “Media Rush to Adjust Entertainment in Light of Some Real Events”
- “In Times of Crisis Debates About Whether to Play Games
- “For Now, Film Industry Scratches Violence in Favor of Family Fair and Patriotism”
World Trade Center
- “Challenges and Dangers in Disposing of Two Fallen Giants”
- “In a Changing Skyline, a Sudden Glaring Void”
- “Engineers Tackle Havoc Underground”
National September 11 Memorial and Museum:
- “For 9/11 Museum, Dispute Over Victims’ Remains”(2011)
- “Memorial Pool Nears Completion at Ground Zero” (2010)
- “Latest Design for 9/11 Museum and Memorial Merges Old and New” (2008)
- “For the Ground Zero Memorial, Death by Committee” (2005)
- “Five Principals, and Many Voices, Go Into Trade Center Memorial Design” (2003)
- “Bush Proclaims That Sept. 11 Will Be Called ‘Patriot Day’” (2002)
- “Looking for Solace on a Painful Anniversary: A Broad Range of Events Commemorating the Towers” (2002)
- “In Public and In Private, A Nation Pays Tribute” (2003)
- Sept. 11: Five Years Later (2006)
- “The Hole in the City’s Heart” (2006)
- “Five Years Later, Ceremonies Show That Pain and Emotion of Sept. 11 Are Still Fresh” (2006)
- “As 9/11 Draws Near, a Debate: How Much Tribute is Enough?” (2007)
2011 Times Coverage
- City Room blog | Sept. 11 and Ground Zero
Ten years later, reporters and photographers recall covering the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
- “9/11 in the Arts: An Anniversary Guide”
- “Sept. 11 Campaign Asks Americans to ‘Reunite”
- “White House Issues Guides on Sept. 11 Observances”
- “Outdone by Reality”
Resources from Around the Web
- The Smithsonian Institute: Teaching Sept. 11: History or Current Event?
- The September 11th Education Project
- Discovery Education: 9/11: Rise, Reconnect and Remember
- Education World: Sept. 11: Lessons and Resources for Classroom Teachers
- PBS NewsHour Extra: Youth Remember 9/11
- Young Heroes of History: Resources for Teaching Children About Sept. 11
- Rethinking Schools: War, Terrorism and Our Classrooms
- Sept. 11 Digital Archive Stories
- Organization of American Historians: Because It Is Gone Now: Teaching the Sept. 11 Digital Archive
- The Choices Program: Teaching with the News: Terrorism: How Should We Respond? and Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy
- National September 11 Memorial and Museum: Education Goals and Key Questions
- Smithsonian Blog: Essential questions for teaching Sept. 11
- Social Science Research Council: Teaching Resource for High School and College Classrooms
- Witness and Response: Sept. 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress
- Hand in Hand: Remembering 9/11
- WNYC Radio Rookies: Our 9/11: Growing Up in the Aftermath
- Millennial Youth: My Life After 9/11
- Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility: 9/11 Anniversary Teaching Guide
- Rethinking Schools: War, Terrorism and Our Classrooms
- 4 Action Initiative: Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism and 9/11 in the Classroom
- S.M.U. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility: 9/11 Remembered
- New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education: 9/11 Activities
- September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: September 2011 issue of the Change Agent
- Holocaust Educator Network of Michigan: Lessons from the Holocaust: Social Justice and Resilience
- Web Watch: Resources for Talking with Students about the Events of Sept. 11 and Beyond
- New York Council for the Humanities: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Toolkit
- Tribute WTC 9/11: Sept. 11 Personal Stories of Transformation classroom resource kits
- Global School Net: KidsShareHope 9/11 discussion group
- Pearson Online Learning Exchange: Remembering Sept. 11
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