Links and Bibliography
Below is a brief list of a few suggested links, PDFs, books and videos.
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9/11 History Facts
- 9/11 Commission Report
> In 2002, the United States government commissioned an independent, bipartisan commission to prepare a complete report of the circumstances surrounding 9/11, including preparedness and the immediate response. The commission was also mandated to provide recommendations to guard against possible future attacks.
- America's Day of Terror, BBC
- Sept. 11, 2001, The New York Times
- Interactive 9/11 Timeline
> A multi-media interactive timeline created by the National September 11th Memorial and Museum that chronicles the events of 9/11 using images, audio and video from the Memorial Museum's permanent collection.
- The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with The New York Times
> This blog on The New York Times website details lesson plans for teachers on a range of topics. Search within the blog for lessons related to September 11 (9/11) and the World Trade Center.
- History Channel
> A 9/11 video timeline, videos of the towers, "102 Minutes That Changed America" interactive, recommended articles, and many other related topics to explore are part of this outstanding site on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
- September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath, TIME Magazine
> TIME's coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the struggle to rebuild and the effort to remember.
- September 11 Web Archive, United States Library of Congress
> This web archive preserves the web expressions of individuals, groups, the press and institutions in the United States and from around the world in the aftermath of the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
- Understanding Islam, Global Exchange
> Understand the difference between Islamic belief and the beliefs of the hijacking extremists.
- America Responds to Terrorism, Constitutional Rights Foundation
> Topics and study guides geared specifically to 9/11with related topics such as terrorism and analyzing rumors vs. myths.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release, September 27, 2001
> This press release from the FBI provides the names and photographs of the terrorists and which planes they were on.
- Ten Years After: The FBI Since 9/11
> Here you can find a range of materials on both the 9/11 investigation and how the FBI has changed in the past decade.
- Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy, The Choices Program, Brown University
> A five lesson unit in which students examine questions of how we should respond to terrorists, how do we protect against future attacks, what possible threats exist, and what issues make the question of response complex.
- Educational Programs, Foreign Policy Research Institute
> This site provides access to resources for educators, students and the general public including books, lectures, webcasts and an archive of past programs on 9/11 and the 'War on Terror'.
Related Individual Experiences
- The September 11th Digital Archive
> A website dedicated to digitally collecting, preserving, and presenting the history of September 11, 2001. The site features videos, photographs, documents, and audio recordings.
- The Spectator Commemorative Edition, Stuyvesant High School, New York City (PDF)
> A student newspaper from a high school in Lower Manhattan provides the experiences of students and faculty on September 11th and the months that followed.
- The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response, New York State Museum
> This teacher's guide outlines projects to help teach about the rescue, recovery and response at the World Trade Center site.
- Inside 9/11, National Geographic
> A selection of interviews with individuals that traces the timeline up to the attacks on September 11th, the day itself, and its aftermath.
The World Trade Center Past And Present
- World Trade Center History, PBS
> Website for "New York: A Documentary Film: The Center of the World" by Ric Burns which examines the rise and fall of The World Trade Center. Includes an online guide that provides rich resources and activities that teach geography, economics, history, and civics.
- World Trade Center, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
> The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey began construction of the World Trade Center in March 1966. This Port Authority page shows a complete timeline of the building from the beginning blueprints to details of the 1993 bombing and ultimately its collapse in 2001. View current photos of the construction of the site and updated progress reports.
- World Trade Center, Silverstein Properties
> This website offers daily updates of contemporary events taking place at the construction site and documents the rebuilding process.
- National 9/11 Memorial & Museum: World Trade Center History
> The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, located at the World Trade Center site, bears solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life.
- Times Topics: World Trade Center (NYC), The New York Times
> The New York Times coverage on the World Trade Center in New York City. Read articles, watch videos, and listen to interviews about the construction of the WTC and its current rebuilding.
- Engineering Ground Zero: Designing and Building the New World Trade Center, PBS
> A companion website to the NOVA program of the same name, this site includes survivor tales, discussions on 9/11 conspiracy theories and slideshows of the World Trade Center. A teacher's guide is also available for download.
The First Attack On February 26, 1993
The Impact Of September 11th in Local And Global Communities
- America Responds, PBS
> A list of resources compiled by PBS after 9/11 that discusses issues of peace, tolerance, war, patriotism, geography, and other related issues.
- Confronting September 11th
> A series of readings compiled by Facing History and Ourselves that examine issues of civil liberties, national loyalty and religious identity in the wake of the attacks on September 11th.
- Face to Face, Independent Television Service Interactive Project
> Personal stories of the affects of Pearl Harbor and September 11th on Americans of Japanese, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim descent. "'Face to Face' explores what it means to be an American with the face of the enemy. These are real stories of fear, anger, hatred, loyalty and trust."
- Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After
> Webcasts and educational materials created by the The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum offers a series of web-based interviews with scholars offers a wide range of views on 9/11 and its ramifications. The webcasts, along with educational guides, introduce important questions about values, security, culture, and politics in relation to the events of 9/11.
- 9.11 Moments, Independent Television Service
> "How has your life changed after September 11?" September 11, 2001 continue to change the world, as we heal from the pain and loss, we are re-defining ways of looking at ourselves and at others in our global community. 34 short videos by 9 independent producers capture heartfelt reactions.
- Growing Up in the Shadow of 9/11, American University School of Communication
> A student-produced project based on an independent survey and original reporting and research on the impact of September 11, 2001 on young people growing up in a post 9/11 world.
- Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond by Anny Bakalian and Mehdi Bozorgmehr, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
> This book explores the challenges faced by Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans in the wake of 9/11 and looks at the efforts of organizations within those communities to work towards civic engagement and wider participation in addressing contemporary issues in American society.
- 9/11: Debunking The Myths, Popular Mechanics
> This article from Popular Mechanics magazine exposes the weaknesses underlying some of the most persistent conspiracy theories surrounding the events of September 11.
- Debunking 9/11 Bomb Theories, NOVA, PBS
> A special interview with the lead investigator, Dr. Shyam Sunder, for the in National Institute of Standards and Technology, the government body tasked with investigating the Twin Towers' collapse.
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