Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Professor Renique


The purpose of this teaching guide is to help prepare teachers and students in maximizing their visit and experience at the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, located in lower Manhattan, at the site of the former World Trade Center complex. The aim is to deepen student’s understanding of what the World Trade Center actually was, the symbolic role it played in America and in the world, and why the World Trade Center complex was built in the first place. This guide’s aim is to advance knowledge and understanding of all the various artifacts, exhibits, classes, and presentations, and to assist educators in not only bringing students to the 9/11 Museum but also in bringing the 9/11 experience into the classroom. The population for this teaching guide includes students in K-12.



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