September 11 Multimedia Materials

In addition to the September 11 Unit Studies that I shared yesterday, here are some multimedia materials in which you can hear directly from people who were there.

9/11: Where Were You? Readers Share Their Stories – This selection of personal anecdotes collected by the LA Times will take you back to that fateful day.

9/11 Memorial Oral Histories – The 9/11 Memorial Museum’s oral history collection tells the story of 9/11 through recorded interviews conducted from different perspectives, most of which cannot be fully captured through written sources.

9/11 Stories – Meet four tour guides from the 9/11 Tribute Center, a museum across from the World Trade Center site, and listen to their stories. These people were all directly impacted by the events of September 11th.

9/11 Tribute Center Classroom Toolkit – Five-minute interactive videos engage students in grades 5-12 with stories of 10 people who channeled tragedy into healing and civic engagement. In addition to multimedia stories, each video features resources for classroom use. All materials are downloadable or viewable online, from the 9/11 Tribute Center.

9/11 Artifacts, and the Stories They Tell – The National September 11 Memorial Museum is filled with historical artifacts. Who chose the collection? And how? Stephen Farrell of the New York Times speaks with the museum’s chief curator and others in this video series.

The Cross and the Towers – This Erwin Brothers film follows the lives of seven individuals that were changed forever, not only by the horrific day of 9/11, but by the stunning symbol of hope they found buried beneath the rubble of Ground Zero. Watch it on Amazon Instant Video (FREE with Amazon Prime!).

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