Ground Zero: The September 11 Terrorist Attack

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IntroductionThis webquest was developed to fulfill a requirement in Educational Technology for the third year Bachelor of Secondary Education students in the University of Santo Tomas.

Learners: This webquest is prepared for high school and college students.

Standards:  Upon finishing all the activities in this webquest, the students are expected to:

  •  To come up of an investigation paper regarding the September 11 Terrorist Attack.
  •  To value the importance of peace between nations.
  •  To develop understanding of the horrible effects of terrorism.


  • The expected time needed to complete the activities in this webquest is atleast 3 hours.
  • Students should accomplish all the tasks in this webquest individually.
  • The output of the student's investigation will be graded as follows:
VAlidity and reliability=30%; Organization of ideas=30%; Comprehensiveness of the investigation=40%. 


  • Related internet sites/links
  • Internet encyclopedia
  • E-mail accounts for all students 

Know how the terrorists were able to execute the attack.Identify the people responsible for the terrorist attack.Know the objectives of the attack. Score
Validity and ReliabilityIf the investigation utilized valid and reliable resources to analyze the attack.If the investigation made use of valid and reliable resources to accurately identify the people behind the attack and their affiliations.If the investigation was able to validly state the specific objectives of the terrorists. %30
Organization of IdeasIf the Output was able to chronologically analyze the steps of the terrorists to execute the attack.If the Output was able to identify the main players of the attack according to their respective significance.If the Output was able to clearly state the primary objectives and the secondary objectives of the attack. %30
Comprehensiveness of the InvestigationIf the investigation was able to cover all the steps of the terrorists in executing the attack.If the investigation was able to name all the crucial personalities behind the attack.If the investigation was able to analyze all the important motives behind the attack. %40
Total Score:%100

Conclusion: The students will learn how to conduct a valid and reliable investigation using the internet.



http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/ansar-al-sunna.htmSecurity News Line: Global Terrorism and Counter-terrorism www.debriefed.org

September 11 terrorist attack

 Responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks

9/11 Commission Report 


September 11, 2001 Newspaper Articles Archive

9/11 photos by Robert Swanson

Terrorist groups

Tactics of terrorism

A reliable and daily updated Open Sources Center that includes a "Terrorism" section.

Teaching Terrorism and Counterterrorism with lesson plans, bibliographies, resources; from US Military Academy

Most Wanted Terrorists

Ontologies of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism

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