Resources for Teaching about 9/11

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With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 just a few weeks away, I wanted to share some resources for commemorating an event we cannot forget.

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From Edutopia’s Suzie Boss (Reinventing Project-Based Learning co-author):

From the New York Times Learning Network:

From PBS:

  • American Respondsresources to help educators teach students about peace, tolerance, war, patriotism, geography, and other related issues.

From Teaching for Change:

  • Resources for Teaching about 9/11 – provides links for teachers to address in the classroom including such topics as U.S. foreign policy, Islam, and Arab and Arab American news.

From Facing History & Ourselves:

  • Legacies of September 11 –  lesson looks at the issues of civil liberties, freedom and safety and the tensions that may arise in a democracy.


From the Anti-Defamation League (ADL):

From the New Jersey Dept of Education Commission on Holocaust Education”

From the National Writing Project – Broadcast discussion on NWP Radio:

  • Marking a Moment: Teaching about 9/11 – Wonderful archived discussion on how and what critical literacy practices support students in finding a voice as they navigate the complexities of challenging topics, such as 9/11. Links to lessons, texts, and resources referenced in the program will soon be available at the NWP Radio archives.

From Internet Archive:

  • Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive – Incredible collection of video footage of “the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists and the public, the library presents one week (3,000 hours from 20 channels over 7 days) of news broadcasts for study, research and analysis, with select analysis by scholars.”

From Larry Ferlazzo’ Websites of the Day:

If you have resources for teaching about 9/11, please join the conversation and leave a comment!

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