C-Span Remember 9/11

Looking for resources to help your students understand the impact of the terrorist attacks on September 11, or learn about current events like DACA, the debt limit, or Federal aid for hurricane victims? Below you’ll find links to timely clips and other recently created content.

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On This Day in History: September 11, 2001 (11 Clips)

Marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated a number of resources, including oral history and testimonial videos, to help your students learn more about the day and the aftermath of the attacks.


    • WUSA News Coverage from the morning of September 11, 2001 (5 mins)
    • Presidential Statement from the morning of September 11, 2001 (2 mins)
    • President Bush, September 11, and Critical Decisions (3 mins)
    • Photographer Doug Mills on Traveling with the President on September 11 (4 mins)
    • Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11 (2 mins)
    • NY State Museum’s September 11, 2001 Exhibit (6 mins)
    • Condoleezza Rice on September 11 (2 mins)
    • New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on September 11 (4 mins)
    • New York City Resident’s Witness Account (8 mins)
    • President Obama’s Remarks at the Pentagon Remembrance Ceremony (7 mins)

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Lesson: Should Hate Speech Be Protected By the First Amendment?

In this deliberation, students will have the opportunity to explore recent court cases and situations in the US that have brought this topic to the forefront of American political debate. Students will explore the context for these court decisions, assess the impact of those decision on subsequent instances of hate speech, and attempt to determine where they believe the line should be drawn between unprotected and protected speech when that speech is hateful in nature.

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Craig McAndrew, Pam McGorry, and Tom Grane
C-SPAN’s Education team