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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.
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.
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 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.
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.