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September 11

Explore several children’s news sites about the Sept. 11 tragedy and America’s response. Includes interactive maps, timelines, videos, and a listing of recommended children’s books. There is information about the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Osama Bin Laden. Also includes an animated movie about anthrax. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Afghanistan, the September 11 anniversary, and coping with terrorism.


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Scroll through the picture gallery and use the links at left to read more about the events of September 11.
This news site for kids has information about the national tragedy. Also includes messages from kids.
Learn more about terrorists' connections to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Also read about reasons U.S. Intelligence failed on Sept. 11. This is an extensive site with lots of text that may be too difficult for many students. Includes one video excerpt.
This online news site for kids is produced by the British Broadcasting Company. Read stories about how the war is affecting Afghan children. Audio is available for most stories. NOTE: The site includes ads.
An extensive site with transcripts of interviews with key officials. Click on "Timeline" for a list of attacks dating from 1979.
Learn more about this building that was hit by a plane Sept. 11. Take a virtual tour that includes short video clips.
This site has facts about the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.
With this lesson plan, students can consider their opinions on various topics related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Then, focusing on one specific topic, each student can write an editorial that supports his or her opinions. NOTE: This lesson is for older students. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This timeline highlights the horrific events of the day. NOTE: The site inlcudes ads.
This site has a chronology of the public face of al-Qaida, including terror plots and attacks blamed on the loose network and its alleged associate groups, leaders' public statements, and the U.S. response. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Explore this site for text and video about Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda terrorism group.
View images of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, including Osama Bin Laden.
View photographs of the 9-11 airplane hijackers.
Learn more about the people, history, and culture of Afghanistan. Includes photographs, timelines, and articles about this war-ravaged country. There is also information on the Taliban and Islam. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on September 11.
These sites offer advice on helping children understand and cope with the Sept. 11 terrorism attack. Also covers how kids are affected by news and the symptoms of stress. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on September 11.
These sites have lesson plans for activities relating to the September 11 anniversary. There is also a comprehensive list of all the victims of the attacks, plus videos made in memory of police officers and firefighters. Listen to a song written about 9-11, vote on the proposed memorials, read children's poetry, view their artwork, and browse through a list of recommended books for kids. Includes links to eThemes Resources on September 11, Afghanistan, and coping with terrorism.

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