Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Teaching September 11

Here are some excellent primary source materials on the web:



The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures the reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that following the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93.
Common themes: patriotism, unity, sadness, anger, and insecurity 
~200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives.


The September 11 Digital Archive
see also: award winning high school lesson plan for Teaching 9-11
Question: Should the Government go beyond the normal limits of its authority during wartime?


College & University Syllabi for teaching 9-11


Smithsonian:  September 11 Bearing Witness to History


The New Trier Library has collected an awesome set of web resources for September 11 and Terrorism.


See also: New Trier Library collection-- Books/AV relevant to the issues surrounding September 11 including many wonderful books of photography:


Adams, Neal, and Marvel C. Group. Heroes : the world's greatest super hero creators honor the world's greatest heroes, 9.11.2001. New York: Marvel Comics, 2001. Print.
Al Qaeda after 9/11. Distributed by Discovery Education, 2006. Film.
Atkins, Stephen E. The 9/11 encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Security International, 2008. Print.
Bagley, Mark, and Marvel C. Group. A moment of silence : saluting the heroes of September 11th. New York: Marvel Comics, 2001. Print.
Bernstein, Richard. Out of the blue : the story of September 11, 2001, from Jihad to Ground Zero. New York: Times Books, 2002. Print.
Bishop, Jennifer A. Through the eyes of freedom : a teen perspective on September 11, 2001. Oklahoma City, OK: New Horizons Pub., 2001. Print.
Brown, Cynthia. Lost liberties : Ashcroft and the assault on personal freedom. New York: New Press, 2003. Print.
by the reporters, writers and editors of. Inside 9-11 : what really happened. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002. Print.
Carlisle, Rodney P. September 11, 2001. New York: Collins, 2007. Print.
Comics, Alternative. 9-11 emergency relief : [a comic book to benefit the American Red Cross. Gainsville, FL: Alternative Comics, 2002. Print.
Comics, Dark H. 9-11 : artists respond. Milwaukie, Or.: Dark Horse Comics, 2002. Print.
The day the towers fell. A & E Television Networks, 2002. Film.
DC Comics, Inc. 9-11 : the world's finest comic book writers and artists tell stories to remember. New York, NY: DC Comics, 2002. Print.
Dixon, Wheeler W. Film and television after 9/11. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004. Print.
Fahrenheit 9/11. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004. Film.
Faludi, Susan. The terror dream : fear and fantasy in post-9/11 America. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2007. Print.
Farber, David R. What they think of us : international perceptions of the United States since 9/11. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. Print.
Firm, Life B. The American spirit : meeting the challenge of September 11. New York: Life Books, 2002. Print.
Frank, Mitch. Understanding September 11th : answering questions about the attacks on America. New York: Viking, 2002. Print.
Gilbert, Allison. Covering catastrophe : broadcast journalists report September 11. Chicago, IL: Bonus Books, 2002. Print.
Halberstam, David. Firehouse. New York: Hyperion, 2002. Print.
Halberstam, David, and inc Magnum Photos. New York September 11. New York: PowerHouse Books, 2001. Print.
Hendra, Tony, and Frank McCourt. Brotherhood. New York: American Express Publishing, 2001. Print.
Hutchinson, Robert, and Jake Rajs. Sometime lofty towers : a photographic memorial of the World Trade Center. San Francisco: Browntrout Publishers, 2001. Print.
Jacobson, Sid, Ernie Col√≥n, and Thomas H. Kean. The 9/11 report : a graphic adaptation. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. Print.
John Mroz December 04, 2001. 2001. Film.
Lamb, Chris. Drawn to extremes : the use and abuse of editorial cartoons. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. Print.
Looking for answers. Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2001. Film.
ltd, Reuters. September 11 : a testimony. New York: Pearson Education, 2002. Print.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks. The 9/11 Commission report : final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. New York: Norton, 2004. Print.
One nation : America remembers September 11, 2001. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2001. Print.
Photoinsider. Unique Photo, Inc. Print.
Poynter Institute for Media Studies. September 11, 2001 : a collection of newspaper front pages. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel, 2001. Print.
Raines, foreword b.H., and introduction b.J. Scott. Portraits 9/11/01 : the collected "Portraits of grief" from The New York times. New York: Times Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2002. Print.
Rich, Frank. The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina. New York: Penguin Press, 2006. Print.
The road to 9/11. Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2006. Film.
Roleff, Tamara L. America under attack : primary sources. San Diego, Calif.: Lucent Books, 2002. Print.
Salaita, Steven G. Anti-Arab racism in the USA : where it comes from and what it means for politics today. London: Pluto Press, 2006. Print.
September 11, 2001, a turning point in history the first 30 days. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2001. Film.
Spiegelman, Art. In the shadow of no towers. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004. Print.
Stewart, Gail. America under attack : September 11, 2001. San Diego, Calif.: Lucent Books, 2002. Print.
Thoms, Annie, Taresh Batra, and N.Y. Stuyvesant High School New York. With their eyes : September 11th, the view from a high school at ground zero. New York: HarperTempest, 2002. Print.
World Trade Center anatomy of the collapse. TLC, 2001. Film.
The World Trade Center rise and fall of an American icon. History Channel, 2002. Film.
Wright, Lawrence. The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11. New York: Vintage Books, 2007. Print.

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