CNN.com – Discussing a national crisis – September 11, 2001

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CNN.com – Discussing a national crisis – September 11, 2001

Lesson ideas and resources on 9-11

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/ – The White House official sources includes statements by the President, recent speeches, the administration’s plan to combat terrorism, and other materials.

2. http://usinfo.state.gov/ [shortened link] – The website of the U.S. Department of State which includes key documents, background studies, fact sheets and other very useful stuff for teaching 9/11.

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ [shortened link] – The free encyclopedia includes 21 pages of a valuable background essay on the incident plus many links to useful primary and secondary sources.

4. http://www.linking.to/September11/ – A rich resource from the BBC which again includes more than twenty pages of descriptions and links to other sources. Very valuable.

5. http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/ [shortened link] – CNN has a very good lesson plan with some resources.

6. http://www.esrnational.org/sp/we/analyze911.htm – The web site of Educators for Social Responsibility. Suggestions for study about the War on Terror, Afghanistan, 9/11, discrimination and hate crimes.

7. http://americanhistory.si.edu/september11/ – The site of the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Pictures of highlights of the Museum’s collection of artifacts relating to 9/11.

8. http://www.interactivepublishing.net/september/ – The Interactive Publishing Company’s site which includes a detailed timeline of 9/11 plus pictures and downloadable materials from world press sources.

9. http://www.choices.edu/twtn.cfm?id=61 – This is the Brown University Program site for Choices, their widely used socia l stud ies uni t plan source. Many links to valuable sources.

10. http://www.dhs/gov – The US Department of Homeland Security’s website. This contains many useful primary documents regarding the US government’s response to and terrorism.

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