Segments in this Video

Introduction: What Happened on September 11 (01:53)


See various clips of New York City in 2001. Planes crash into the Twin Towers.

School Trip to Lower Manhattan (06:04)

In 2018, school children visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and 9/11 Tribute Museum. They discuss learning about the Twin Towers. Stephen Kern shares his 9/11 experience with the students.

World Trade Center (02:45)

New York City has been a center for economic trade since the 1600s. In 2001, the Twin Towers are the tallest buildings in New York City; Minoru Yamasaki is the designer. Tower construction begins in 1968.

September 11 In the Classroom (03:34)

Students from Secaucus Middle School share what they know about the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and their various art projects. Teachers want the children to make an emotional connection.

Who and Why (02:37)

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 are a difficult lesson to teach. Jennifer Suri discusses the history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden's creation of Al-Qaeda.

9/11 Targets (05:25)

Hijackers fly a plane into the Pentagon and crash a plane into a Pennsylvania field; nearly 3,000 people die as a result of the attacks. Matthew Crawford shares his 9/11 experience.

9/11 Aftermath (06:05)

See statics on the deaths of New York City first responders and footage of the disaster site. Teachers discuss the discovery of a living branch. Experts nurse the tree and return it to Ground Zero in 2010; students reflect on the significance of the tree.

Credits: What Happened on September 11 (01:05)

Credits: What Happened on September 11

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What Happened on September 11

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Directed and produced by Emmy® Award winner Amy Schatz, What Happened on September 11 revisits the events of September 11, 2001 to help a younger generation learn about this historical event. The 30-minute documentary short features personal stories from survivors and family members, classroom scenes exploring 9/11 through artwork and poetry, interviews with educators, along with archival news footage and powerful photos. The film also provides background on the construction of the World Trade Center towers, the history of lower Manhattan, the rise of Al-Qaeda and the harrowing experiences of New York residents who found themselves caught up in the unexpected and tragic day. Both thoughtful and informational, What Happened on September 11 puts this historical event into context so that children can better understand what happened that day and its continued effects on the world around us.

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: FMK192528

Copyright date: ©2019

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