Twenty years, two decades, wow. How do you discuss the September 11th terrorist attacks with today’s students? To help, here are my picks for educational websites that can help bring meaning to this history lesson.
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“Surfing the Net with Kids”
In Memory of September 11, 2001
In Memory of September 11, 2001 Printable(** for Premium Members only)
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial jets and crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Including the first responders (such as firefighters, police officers and paramedics) nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks. As the twentieth anniversary approaches, it is time to reflect on the tragedy and remember the fallen.
9/11 Memorial: September 11 Attack Timeline
“This interactive timeline features objects, images, video and first-hand accounts from people who witnessed the events unfold.” Starting at 5:45 AM, when two hijackers passed through airport security in Portland, MA to board a flight to Boston, this scrolling multimedia timeline tells the story of the September 11 attacks, ending at 8:30 PM, when President George W. Bush addressed the nation.
Digital History: September 11
“Using new technologies to enhance teaching and research,” this University of Houston site is an interactive, multimedia American history textbook. The September 11th module includes a short introduction and summary of the attacks, along with lists of recommended online and offline resources. The resources include an onsite glossary and hotlists of websites about related topics such as Osama Bin Laden, Islam, Terrorism, and the Pearl Harbor Analogy.
History.com: September 11 Attacks
“Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush.” With PDF study guides and lots of video footage, in addition to telling the story of the day’s events, History.com puts September 11 in perspective by exploring America’s response over the last ten years. Use the “More to Explore” and “Recommended Articles” features to traverse this extensive resource and learn about important People, Groups, Themes and Events.
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In Memory of September 11, 2001 Printable
In Memory of September 11, 2001 Wikipedia Printable
Remembering September 11 Printable
Patriot Day Printable
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“Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.” ~~ Elie Wiesel ~~ (1928 – 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. Click this link to read more Elie Wiesel quotes.
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