While the second anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States has come and gone, the terrible events of that day will continue to be relevant to teachers, many of whom no doubt will want to incorporate history of the tragedy into their lessons on the Middle East and other current events. The September 11 Digital Archive-a joint project of the City University of New York Graduate Center’s American Social History Project and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media–contains more than 130,000 written accounts, eMail messages, audio recordings, video clips, photographs, web sites, and other materials that document the attacks and their aftermath. On Sept. 10, the Library of Congress formally accepted this archive. Its digital materials offer a wide spectrum of opinions and perspectives, ranging from recordings of Manhattan residents’ voice mail messages on the morning of Sept. 11 to drawings by children from Los Angeles depicting the attacks.

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