9/11 Education Materials

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Title & Description Grade Subject Resource type
A Hero's Gear

In this activity, children and adults will learn about the outfit used by a firefighter on September 11, 2001. Children will then think about the ways they help in their own communities and imagine an outfit that would assist them with those jobs.

Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4 Social Studies Lesson Plan
September 11th - Personal Stories of Transformation

Tribute Logo This is a classroom resource kit that contains 8 videos. Each story is accompanied by discussion questions that guide students to connect outcomes of the historic events of September 11th to the choices they make in their own lives. The Tribute WTC Visitor Center classroom resources provide historic context, research links, and community service projects for each story.

Please click here to access the online version of the toolkit which includes the videos for each unit.  Please visit their website for additional resources and information.

 

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College Social Studies Lesson Plan
History in the Making: A teaching guide with take-home pages

NS11MM Logo The lessons in this teaching guide from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are meant to help students understand how historical records and authoritative history are written, and how they are formed from the careful and balanced combination of documentary accounts from many and varied primary sources; and that many perspectives come together to shape historical records. Please visit their website for additional information.

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Social Studies Lesson Plan
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After--Bruce Lawrence Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo    Bruce Lawrence discusses the life and the messages of Osama bin Laden.  Lawrence is Professor of Religion and Director of the Islamic Study Center at Duke University, and editor of Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden. Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After -- Alex Thier Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo    J . Alexander Thier discusses the history and population of Afghanistan, as well as the country’s changing role in both the emergence and combating of terrorism.  hier is Director of the Future of Afghanistan Project at the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington, DC, and a former legal advisor to the Afghan government. Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After --David Ottaway Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo       David Ottaway is a former foreign correspondent for the Washington Post. After 35 years with the Post, Ottaway is now a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, and author of the book, The King’s Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia. Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.for additional information.

 

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After --Dr. Paul Lioy Webcast and Discussion Guide

Our Sponsor     Dr. Paul Lioy is a professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also the Director of Exposure Science at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers University and author of the book, Dust: The Inside Story of its Role in the September 11 Aftermath.  Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

 

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Science Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After --Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan Webcast and Discussion Guide

 Prince ENS11MM Logol Hassan bin Talal discusses peacemaking efforts in a post-9/11 world, and the international implications of acts of terrorism.   Born in Amman, Jordan in 1947 to a branch of Hashemite family directly descended from the Prophet Mohammad, Prince Hassan has been deeply involved in issues of social development, human rights, and inter-religious understanding.  Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

 

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After Webcast Series

NS11MM Logo The continuing impact of the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the United States and the global community will be explored through this webcast series. Investigations into and conversations about the events of 9/11 open up important questions about values, security, culture, and politics. This series was produced exclusively for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and is hosted by Clifford Chanin, Senior Program Advisor at the Memorial Museum. Guides for teaching and learning accompany every webcast interview. Please click here to view the series of webcast interviews available.

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8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After--Bernard Haykel Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo Princeton University Professor Bernard Haykel presents his views on the historical roots and future prospects of Al-Qaeda. This learning and discussion guide is presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Please click here to view the webcast interview.  Please visit their website for additional resources and information.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Lesson Plan
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After--Lawrence Wright Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo Lawrence Wright, a New Yorker staff writer and author of Pulitzer Prize winning The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, discusses his writings about Al-Qaeda and key points in Al-Qaeda’s history. Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After Webcast-- Vali Nasr Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo Vali Nasr discusses the history, identity, and changing political role of Shi’ites in the Middle East.  Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After-- Brigitte Sion Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo   Brigitte Sion is an assistant professor of religious studies at New York University.  A writer, editor, and translator, Sion has studied memorials and the performance of memory. Please click here to view the webcast interview.  These materials are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

 

 

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College, Adult / Continuing Education Social Studies Video
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