Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Small Collection of Resources for Teaching About 9/11

Tomorrow is the twelfth anniversary of 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I have assembled a small list of resources for teaching about 9/11. Those resources are described below. Visit Larry Ferlazzo's blog for a very long list of resources about 9/11.

Understanding 9/11: A Television Archive is hosted on The Internet Archive. It is an assembled collection of more than 3,000 hours of news footage from September 11, 2001 and the six days immediately following. You can explore the footage in a timeline grid format. I spent time watching some of the news footage and it took me right back to many of the same feelings that I had almost ten years ago watching it live from a FedEx sales office in Tempe, Arizona.

Story Corps offers three animated stories of the real experiences of people affected by the events of 9/11. All three videos are embedded as one playlist below.