9/11 Education Materials

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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 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
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After-- Hassan Abbas Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo Hassan Abbas is a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center and a former Sub-Divisional Police Chief in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. 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 Lesson Plan
Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After-- Nilufer Gole Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo Nilufer Gole is a Professor of Sociology and Director of Studies at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Paris. Gole discusses Islam and modernization in Turkey and the challenges Turkey faces in balancing the religious and the secular. 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--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--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--David Blight Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM Logo David Blight is a professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, at Yale University. He discusses 9/11, memorialization, and the American identity. 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--Edward Berenson Webcast and Discussion Guide

NS11MM LogoEdward Berenson is a professor of History and Director of the Institute of French Studies at New York University (NYU). He also co-directs a French-American research center at NYU in partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and is a partner on a three-year study with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum researching memory and memorialization. He has edited or written seven books (two in print) on British, French, and American political and cultural history in the 19th and 20th centuries.  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--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
Globalizing Peace: Unit 7 Tsugio Ito and Masahiro Sasaki

Tribute Logo This is Unit 7 from the September 11th Personal Stories of Transformation toolkit. Tsugio Ito lost his brother in the bombing of Hiroshima and his son on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. Masahiro Sasaki donated one of the origami cranes folded in 1955 by his sister, the legendary Sadako, to the Tribute WTC Visitor Center as a wish for global peace. The full classroom resource kit 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. These materials are provided courtesy of The Tribute WTC Visitor Center. These 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 and choose Unit 7 from the "Story Selection" menu which includes Susan's video.  Please visit their website for additional information and resources.

 

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education, Community College Social Studies Lesson Plan
Guidelines for discussion about 9/11

NS11MM Logo Discussion about the events of 9/11 has the potential to inspire strong emotions and trigger intense memories for some students and educators. The challenge is complicated by the diversity of students, their respective ages, and their various associations with, and prior knowledge of, 9/11. These guidelines are presented by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Please visit their website  for additional information.

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 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
Looking at Memorials

In this Take a Trip activity, you and your child will learn about how memorials tell stories, then visit a memorial in your own town.

Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4 Social Studies Lesson Plan
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