July 26, 2021

Primary Source Learning: September 11, 2001

Last Updated on February 1, 2021


On September 12, 2001, the Library of Congress began recording public and private responses to the events, much as it did after the Pearl Harbor attacks in 1941. The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog provides some ideas for teaching with the resources in the September 11 collections. For more resources and teaching and learning ideas, click the links below.

Teaching About September 11 Using Primary Sources from Library of Congress Teaching with the Library of Congress blog post September 1, 2011

September 11, 2001, Documentary Project Collection Connections teaching ideas

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Engine Company 54 lost 15 men, 9/11/01

What’s the Price of Safety? Understanding the Controversy Surrounding the Patriot Act

Today in History: September 11, 2001 background & primary source sets

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