Unit 1 – Research Resources

“We Have Some Planes,” The 9/11 Commission Report

The first chapter of The 9/11 Commission Report, “Inside the Four Flights,” “Improvising a Homeland Defense” and “National Crisis Management.”

The Spectator, The Stuyvesant High School Newspaper

A student newspaper from another high school in Lower Manhattan provides the experiences of students and faculty on September 11th and the months that followed.

History Makers, Fearless Theater Company, 2002

Students from the High School of Leadership and Public Service, and High School of Economics and Finance present their ideas and feelings about 9/11. Their schools are located very close to Ground Zero.


Additional Resources

The 9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The official website for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site.

9/11 Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

The digital archive of the FBI’s 9/11 investigation, including press release, reports, digital media, indictments, and more.

September 11th Television Archive

This collection contains television news programs recorded live from around September 11, 2001 by the non-profit Television Archive to help patrons research this important part of United States history.

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, Times Books

A riveting description of the events inside the towers from the point of attack to the final collapse.

The September 11th Education Program

A curriculum developed by the September 11th Education Trust in partnership with the Taft Institute for Government and Social Studies School Service that encourages students to reflect on the impact and legacy of September 11, 2001.

The Port Authority and the World Trade Center

A timeline of construction of the WTC from the beginning blueprints in 1966 to the 1993 bombing and ultimately its collapse in 2001. Includes current photos of the construction of the site and updated progress reports.

Daily updates of current building at the World Trade Center site

Silverstein Properties offers daily updates of events taking place at the construction site and documents the rebuilding process.