Explore 9/11

This app allows visitors to the World Trade Center site to take a walking tour while listening to audio recordings that describe the surroundings and the tragic events of 9/11. It provides maps with walking directions, photos, and firsthand accounts from survivors. Additionally, this tool includes an interactive timeline of that day, and the ability to view photos taken from near the users current location in Manhattan.

6th - 11th Social Studies & History 1 Collection 19 Views 6 Downloads
App Overview

Though designed for use at the site of the 9/11 tragedy, this tool is also useful to those interested in exploring the World Trade Center site through the images, narration, and an informational timeline. It also includes pictures of the 9/11 memorial.

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Instructional Ideas

This app is useful in almost any classroom where students are learning about September 11, 2001. It is easy to use and has high-quality images and narration. If you have the ability to project it to the whole class, everyone could go on the tour together without ever leaving their seats. It would also be useful at a learning center.

Classroom Considerations

Some features are not useful without being at or near the site. Students exploring this app on their own need personal ear phones.

Pros

  • High-quality images and narration
Cons

  • Designed for use at the WTC site