Showing posts with label september 11. Show all posts
Showing posts with label september 11. Show all posts

Friday, September 5, 2014

C-SPAN Classroom Offers a Good Collection of Videos About 9/11

Next week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. C-SPAN Classroom has organized a collection of videos about 9/11. The videos are intended for classroom use. The collection includes news footage from September 11, 2001 along with reflections on 9/11 from President Bush, Vice-President Cheney, New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and President Obama.



More resources for teaching 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.



Larry Ferlazzo has an extensive list of resources for teaching about 9/11. I highly recommend reviewing his list here.

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.

Friday, September 9, 2011

September 11 - Your Memories Ten Years Later

The Guardian has developed a simple interactive collage of readers' memories of 9/11 ten years later. Clicking on any image in the collage will open up a dialogue box displaying that person's memory of their feelings when they learned the news of the attacks on the World Trade Center and on the Pentagon.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for an accessible resource for your students to explore on this last day of school before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, The Guardian's collage of readers' memories might be just what you need.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Story Corps Animated Stories of 9/11

In 2005 Story Corps began their 9/11 initiative to record a story for every life lost on September 11, 2001. Recently, they published three animated versions of these stories. If you're looking for some moving stories to use in your lessons about 9/11 you should watch these.





Friday, August 26, 2011

Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

Over the last week or so I've shared a handful of resources related to September 11, 2001. Today, I think I've found the most extensive resource yet. The Internet Archive has assembled 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 just spent fifteen or more minutes 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.

Applications for Education
Understanding 9/11: A Television Archive could be a powerful resource to help students understand the feelings of confusion and disbelief that many people experienced watching the news ten years ago.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

SchoolTube 9/11 Memoriam Video Contest

SchoolTube, one of my favorite alternatives to YouTube, is currently hosting a student video contest. The contest asks students to produce a short one to three minute video about emotions, sense of unity, and perseverance of the American spirit that were provoked by the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The video must include at least one on-camera interview. Entries are due by September 7. The winning entrant will receive an iPod Touch.

Applications for Education
Earlier today I wrote about the Story Corps Great Questions Lists. That list could be useful for crafting the on-camera interview for a student's entry into SchoolTube's 9/11 Memoriam Video Contest. Creating videos for this contest could be a great way to get your students to ask their parents, grandparent, and other adults in their lives about their 9/11 experiences and memories. Even if your students can't enter in time for the contest, the idea of having students interview others about 9/11 could still be used in your lessons about September 11, 2011.

Remembering September 11 - Resources from Pearson

Last week I highlighted some National Geographic resources about September 11. Yesterday, I learned about some free lesson resources from Pearson on the topic of September 11. The Pearson Online Learning Exchange has a set of multimedia timelines for teaching about September 11. There are two basic timelines. One timeline is devoted to the events that took place on September 11, 2001. The other timeline is designed to provide before and after context to students.

Applications for Education
There is a section for K-5 lessons and a section for 6-12 lessons. Each section has teaching guides that you can download or view online. The lesson plans that I looked through were fairly substantial in their breadth and depth. The lesson plans are designed around thought and analysis rather than just simple regurgitation of information which often seems to be the case with pre-made lesson plans.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Remembering 9/11 - Interviews and Artifacts

It's almost hard to believe that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were almost ten years ago now. To mark the anniversary National Geographic has developed Remembering 9/11. Remembering 9/11 features videos of eyewitness accounts and testimonials about that day. The videos feature a range of people from "average" people like you and me who were just going to work that day to President Bush. Remembering 9/11 has an artifact display from 9/11. A story from an eyewitness accompanies each artifact in the display.

Applications for Education
Even my oldest students this year will have only been eight years old on 9/11. To them 9/11 is almost a historic event not a modern event that they experienced. National Geographic's Remembering 9/11 could be a resource for letting them learn about and understand the emotions that so many people felt that day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Videos for Teaching & Talking About 9/11

Tomorrow is the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. If you're planning to talk about September 11 with your students today (or any day), History.com has some videos that should help your students understand what happened on that day and the longer term ramifications of the events. Additionally, History.com has some interactive maps related to the events of September 11. Click on different parts of the maps to learn about what happened where on September 11, 2001.

Applications for Education
Many of our students today were too young in 2001 to fully understand what was happening on September 11. The videos and maps from History.com provide some good background information that you can build on for classroom discussion and or student research into the events and long term ramifications of the events of September 11, 2001.

For more resources for teaching and talking about 9/11, check out Larry Ferlazzo's excellent list of resources.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Make History - Collective Telling of 9/11 Stories

Tomorrow marks the eighth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. Make History is a site that was developed by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to give people a place to share their stories of September 11, 2001. Users of the site can add images and video along with text telling of their stories. The stories will be geo-located and displayed on a Google Map in a unique use of Street View.

The Official Google Blog was my source of news for this story.

Applications for Education
A lot of today's high school students and most of today's middle school students are too young to have fully understood all of the ramifications of that day. Make History could be a good site to have students explore to get a better understanding of what happened and how people felt on September 11, 2001.