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Teaching Resources

    1. America Responds to Terrorism
      The Constitutional Rights Foundation has created this online resource that is divided into seven different sections including: terrorism, reactions to tragedy, information and disinformation, civil liberties in wartime, islamic issues, international law and organization, and terrorism links.
    2. Beyond Blame: Reacting to the Terrorist Attack developed this resource to help teachers deal with the fallout of the 9/11 attacks by focusing on the mislaid blame that grew out of the country's frustration and fear.
    3. Drawing on Terror (NY Times)
      This lesson challenges students to assess the ways in which editorial cartoons offer insight into events that shape our world, specifically focusing on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
    4. Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger
      Developed by a consortium of different organizations including the American Federation of Teachers, the Food and Agricultural Organization, and I*EARN, Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger is an online curriculum unit that helps teachers explore the issues related to global hunger with their students. Hunger is a fundamental issue impacting security worldwide.
    5. Global Security Teaching Guides (Social Science Research Council)
      These online teaching guides have been prepared to help advanced high school and college level teachers use specially selected essays included in the SSRC's "After Sept. 11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences" collection in their courses. These teaching guides are organized according to the same subject areas used in the main SSRC "After September 11" essay collection, allowing teachers and students to review other related essays in the SSRC's collection for more information on subjects of particular interest.
    6. Rethinking Globalization
      An outstanding resource for any educator interested in teaching their students about the dynamics and challenges of globalization. Online supplements to the print publication are available from this site.
    7. Teaching about Terrorism ( has assembled this collection of online resources and links to help teachers explore issues of security with their students in the wake of 9/11.
    8. Teaching with the News: Attack on the United States
      The Choices for the 21st Century Education Project at Brown University prepared this online resource for educators in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. It features lesson plan ideas and commentary from noted scholars affiliated with the Watson Institute at Brown.
    9. War, Terrorism, and America's Classrooms (Rethinking Schools)
      Rethinking Schools developed this outstanding online resource for teachers following the attacks of September 11th. This free resource provides an excellent collection of articles, activities, and curriculum ideas that explore both the fallout of 9/11, and encourages educators to explore many of the root causes that contribute to insecurity around the world. This guide is accessible from the September 11th and our Schools web site.

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