SEPTEMBER 11TH COMMEMORATION
RELATED EVENTS, LINKS, AND RESOURCES

EVENTS

Concert for America, NBC, September 11, 2002

On a night when its competitors are planning conventional news coverage, NBC is taking a different approach to marking the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The Peacock has announced that first lady Laura Bush will join NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw for the Concert for America, a prime-time special paying tribute to the heroes of the tragedy and to those who lost their lives.

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

To Open September 11 Exhibition

Artifacts, Photographs and Personal Stories From Three Sites and Nation's Response

On the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center will open a commemorative exhibition, "September 11: Bearing Witness to History." The 5,000-square-foot exhibition opens on Sept. 11 and closes Jan. 11, 2003.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/september11/

PBS Remembers September 11

"We Remember," a selection of programs that salute the heroes, memorialize the departed and analyze the attacks and their aftermath. The programs air on PBS between Tuesday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 11, 2002.

http://www.pbs.org/insidepbs/news/remember911.html

Discovery Health Channel

"Resilience." The American Psychological Association has developed a new relationship with Discovery Health to produce a documentary on steps to resilience. The hour-long program is scheduled to air September 11, 2002, the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and will highlight individuals’ stories about bouncing back from trauma resulting from September 11, as well as other traumatic events people often face.

http://www.discovery.com/

RESOURCES

Families of September 11

A non-profit organization founded by families of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Membership is also open to the families of people who die in related acts of terrorism, such as the anthrax attacks. Others interested in advancing the organization's goals may join as associate members.

http://www.familiesofseptember11.org/home.asp

Tips for Parents and Schools Regarding the Anniversary of September 11, 2001

http://www.jfku.edu/psych/parents.html

One Year Later: Remembering September 11, 2001

National Association of School Psychologists

http://www.nasponline.org/pdf/One%20Year%20Later%20Final.pdf

Resources to help teens, parents, and teachers deal with the tragic events of September 11, 2001

Web Resources, Books and a list of children's materials, developed by the American Association for Library Service to Children.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/professional/traglist.html

Rebuild and Remember

A collection of links to resources that will help teachers and parents talk to their children about the events of September 11, 2001

http://www.leeandlow.com/teachers/wtc.html

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

Unity in the Spirit of America (USA) initiative,

A volunteer program created to help Americans remember those lost on September 11th, respond to the attacks in a positive and uniquely American way, and rebuild communities through volunteer service. The Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network are the principal sponsors of the USA Initiative. Lead partners of the initiative include DisneyHAND, Worldwide Outreach of the Walt Disney Company, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

http://www.pointsoflight.org/usa.cfm

SERVEnet

The premier website on service and volunteering. Through SERVEnet, users can enter their zip code, city, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help

http://www.servenet.org/

YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA (YSA)

A resource center and premier alliance of 300+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or globally

http://www.ysa.org/

Freedom Gardens

The America the Beautiful Fund, a nonprofit organization, is providing seed packets to communities nationwide to plant "Freedom Gardens" in response to the events of September 11.

www.freeseeds.org or 1-800-522-3557.

BOOKS

Healing Children With The Help of Books: Bibliography in Response to Tragedy

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/healingus.html

911: The Book of Help, Authors Respond to the Tragedy

In 911: The Book of Help, leading children’s and young adult writers come together to contribute their insights and experiences on the effects of the attacks. Here is a gift from the children’s book world to young readers struggling to make sense of our difficult times

http://www.cricketmag.com/cgi-bin/cricket.cgi?tpl=store/itemcrb911

And God Cried, Too: A Kid's Book of Healing and Hope by Marc Gellman (HarperCollins, Aug.)

Bravemole by Lynne Jonell (Putnam, Aug.)

Courage by Bernard Waber (Houghton Mifflin/Lorraine, Oct.)

Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms by Christine Kole MacLean, illus. by Mike Reed (Dutton, Aug.)

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman (Putnam, Sept.).

New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (Knopf, Aug.)

Living with the Boogeyman: Helping Your Child Understand Fear, Terrorism, and Living a Full Life in a World of Uncertainty by Richard Bromfield (Prima, Aug.)

Understanding September 11th by Mitch Frank (Viking, Aug.)

With Their Eyes: September 11th—The View from a High School at Ground Zero, compiled by Annie Thoms (HarperCollins, Aug.)