Unit 7 – Research Resources

Japan Society of New York

On June 13, 2009, Masahiro Sasaki and Tsugio Ito discussed their memories of the bombing of Hiroshima and its meaning and impact on their lives with a group of teachers visiting from New York.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

This site offers information about exhibits, a virtual tour, a “Kids Peace Station”, information on steps toward peace, and the text of annual peace declarations.

Barefoot Gen, written by Keiji Nakazawa

Barefoot Gen is an illustrated history of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Gen is the name of a boy who witnessed the atomic bombing, and includes his first impressions, experiences, and conflict (as seen through the eyes of Gen) after the atomic bombing. Based on the experiences of the author, a survivor of the bombing.

Children of the Paper Crane: The Story of Sadako Sasaki and Her Struggle with the A-Bomb Disease, Masamoto Nasu

Chronicles the life of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who, after the bombing of Hiroshima, turned the paper crane into a symbol of peace, before dying of A-bomb disease at age twelve. A personal account of the legacy of the Hiroshima bombing that describes the devastating decline of one child & the effects on her family & all Japan.

Children of the Atomic Bomb

This research website project, based at the University of California at Los Angeles, discusses the consequences of the nuclear age on human beings and their environment. The project is led by Dr. James Yamazaki, who at the age of 33 in 1949, was the lead physician of the U.S. Atomic Bomb Medical Team assigned to Nagasaki to survey the effects of the bomb.

The Cats of Mirikitani, Linda Hattendorf, 2006

The story of an artist living on the streets of New York City, who survived the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, and whose life was also affected by the attacks of September 11th.


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.