World Trade Center Curriculum
8:46am September 11, 2001 Never forget.
2014 The World Trade site is rebuilt.
May 1st 2011 Osama Bin Lauden is dead
Educational CyberPlayGround would like to extend our deepest sympathy and concern to everyone affected by Tuesday's 9/11/01 tragedy.
We send our condolences to the families of the victims in the disaster.
Many of today's elementary and secondary school students are too young to remember the day and its meaning. To help educators prepare for the difficult but important task of teaching about 9/11, the Educational CyberPlayGround offers free resources and strategies.
Public School Curriculum for 5th, 8th, and 11th Grades.
Discussions with content experts and workshop sessions -- recorded and archived online -- identify resources available at each organization, supply background information on 9/11, and encourage conversations on how to document, preserve, and interpret recent history and current events.
- Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum http://www.911memorial.org/
- the Pentagon Memorial Fund (http://pentagonmemorial.org/),
- and the Flight 93 National Memorial (http://www.flight93memorialproject.org/) offered a free online conference to provide educators with resources addressing the attacks.
School Preparedness During Emergencies
Ham Radios - Guard Your Airwaves
Watch + Listen to Flash Tributes
How to Combate Hate and Tradgedy
About Terrorist Bin Lauden
Money, Freedom, Criminology, Music, Folklore, Art, Language, History, Chemical and biological warfare and nuclear weapons.
The FBI Has 80,000 Documents on Saudi Ties to 9/11 It Tried to Suppress
As the Daily Beast reported, the discovery of the 80,000 pages came when Irish investigative journalists Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan were contacted by an unnamed counterterrorism official in 2011. The reporters were preparing to publish a book on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks and were told by the source that a Saudi family who had been living in Sarasota, Florida, prior to the attacks had connections to the attackers. Specifically, they were linked to Mohamed Atta, the Egyptian terrorist widely recognized as the ringleader of the attacks. The unnamed official’s tip conflicted squarely with the FBI’s prior conclusions on that family. Abdulazzi al-Hiijjii, his wife Anoud, and their three small children lived in an upscale Sarasota community, along with Anoud’s father, Esam Ghazzawi, a financier and interior designer, who owned the home, and Ghazzawai’s American-born wife. The FBI had received multiple calls from the family’s neighbors expressing concerns over erratic behavior.
The Smoking Gun: "Document 17" Links Saudi Embassy In Washington To Sept 11. The document was written by two US investigators examining the possible roles of foreign governments in the attacks. New evidence has come to light of a definitive link between Saudi Arabian officials and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. According to a US memo, known as document 17, written in 2003 and quietly declassified last year, the FBI learnt that he had buried a cache of papers shortly before he was captured. Sharbi had tried to hide: his US flight certificate was in an envelope from the Saudi embassy in Washington. And there is your smoking gun, which has been fully available to the US government for the pat 13 years. It should have also been available to the American public.
The Saudi government threatened last week to dump $750 billion in US Treasury securities and other American assets if congress passes a bill that would clear a path for the families of 9/11 victims to file lawsuits against the kingdom."
Obama: We Can't Let Truth Come Out About Saudi Involvement In 9/11, Or Else America's Terrorism Will Be Revealed
Obama told CBS News today that we can’t allow bipartisan legislation subjecting the Saudis to potential liability for terrorism … or else other countries could retaliate against the US (starting at 0:40):
Similarly, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today:
“The whole notion of sovereign immunity is at stake,” Earnest told reporters Monday. “It could put the United States, and our taxpayers, and our service members and our diplomats at significant risk, if other countries were to adopt a similar law.”
As Cal Thomas points out at the Washington Times:
The intent of the Senate bill is to clarify the immunity normally given to foreign governments. It says such immunity should not apply when nations are found culpable of committing terrorist attacks that kill Americans on U.S. soil.
Why would the U.S. be worried about retaliation by other countries … being held accountable for terrorism?
Well, the director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom – noted:
By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.
And – while Saudi Arabia is certainly a huge sponsor of terrorism worldwide – experts from the right and the left agree that the U.S. is actually the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism. And see this.
The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.” The special operations forces grabbed personal computers, thumb drives and electronic equipment during the lightning raid that killed bin Laden.
The energy on board (fuel + kinetic energy) of a fully loaded 767 airplane moving at 400 mph is on the order of a kiloton, which is the yield of a typical tactical nuke. That is the scale of attack that NYC suffered.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters." -- Frederick Douglass
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." -- Jimmy Hendrix -- (1942-1970, American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter)
"Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole." -- Derek Walcott -- *Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott's words come from his Nobel Lecture, "The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory," 1992.
We were talking about the feudal family and terrorism. Yes. Because in rigid dominator families, whether in the Muslim world or elsewhere, you learn from childhood that it's okay to impose your will by force on those weaker than you - women and children - that it's your God-given right to do so. And you learn never to express your anger or resentment against those who cause you pain, for fear of more pain. So you have a lot of stored rage that can be redirected toward "out-groups," in pogroms and lynchings and "holy wars."-- Riane Eisler-- A School for Violence: A conversation LA Weekly, Vol. 23, Number 45, 9/ 28-10/ 4/01
PREPARING FOR MOVIES ABOUT 9/11: A PARENTS GUIDE
Advertising and media controversy surrounding the release of "United 93" is saturating the airwaves, making exposure to violent 9/11 images an inevitability. When confronted with news or images about 9/11, some people may find that they will experience feelings similar to those they had soon after 9/11 itself, such as sadness, anger, confusion, disappointment, and nervousness. Others may feel that they are able to more effectively cope, and that they are in fact more ready than they were in the past to talk about their feelings. Undertaken in an informed and sensitive way, talking about 9/11 or other potentially frightening topics will not increase childrens feelings of worry or sadness. In fact, it is usually through discussions with a trusted adult that children are able to feel safer and less afraid. By being proactive and preparing your children for the media attention they are likely to be exposed to, you will be taking animportant step toward helping your children cope.