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Links: Teaching about September 11th

Although studies of September 11th  are not directly related  to the Young Heroes of History,  we have found such a great need for this information that we are posting it on our web site.  These web sites contain information, aids and even lesson plans for teaching topics focusing on September 11th , terrorism or other related sites.  This list is by no means complete nor is it an endorsement of the content material contained within.

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9-11 Links

A super site from PBS

Another great site!  Covers terrorism in many different aspects.

Provides links for teachers to address in the classroom including such topics as U.S. foreign policy, Islam, and Arab and Arab American news.

The SSRC has edited two volumes of September 11 essays that will be released by the New Press in September 2002


A good resource from the Southern Poverty Law Center


A collection of essays and ideas on teaching Sept. 11


Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MASSPAC) Resources available for PACs, parent leaders and educators relative to the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US.


Poems and the role of writing about 9/11

A PBS info site on Bin Laden

The National Association of Arab Americans gives a nice site to learn about them, the middle east and Islam

Pictures of the World Trade Center before and after in PDF

A good resource from the University of Michigan on how to lead a class discussion.

A similar page on leading a discussion from Arizona State University


A straight forward lesson plan written after the attack but can be adapted. 

The Middle East Research and Information Project 

Books (Source: http://www.sabes.org/resources/sept11.htm#books)

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.

Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden
Peter Bergen. New York: Free Press, 2001.

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Ahmed Rashid. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy
Paul Pillar. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2001.

Terrorism, Asymetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Defending the U.S. Homeland

Anthony Cordesman. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001.

War in a Time of Peace
David Halberstam. New York: Scribner, 2001.

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