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1 “Students are also required to supplement this study with texts of their own choosing which provide a variety of representations of that event, personality or situation. These texts are to be drawn from a variety of sources, in a range of genres and media.” “Each elective in this module requires the study of one prescribed text offering a representation of an event, personality or situation. AMERICAN HISTORY September 11 website (mm)

2 “These texts are to be drawn from a variety of sources, in a range of genres and media.” The following slides show a: variety of sources range of genres media variety of representations “texts of their own choosing which provide a variety of representations of that event, personality or situation. “

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5 By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America Bureau Posted at 05/09/ :17 PM | Updated as of 05/09/ :17 PM NEW YORK - Joe Valdez is a Financial Advisor who worked at the Stanley Morgan Company located on the 73rd floor of the World Trade Center Tower 2 in the early 2000’s. He recounted his ordeal on the day terror attacked New York City a decade ago. The Filipino-American financial advisor was at the foot of the World Trade Center when one of the twin towers collapsed right before his eyes on September 11, “I heard this loud crack, when I looked up, the building was literally collapsing on top of me and at that moment I had no idea what to do, I just stared up straight into the air, looking at the building falling down on me and that was the only time I had ever accepted death.” Valdez was one of people covered in dust running away from the epicenter of the terror attack, now an unforgettable image in U.S. history. “I ran as far away as the Brooklyn Bridge, and as I was running away, I heard one of the buildings come crashing down and when I turned around, I saw the second building had already gone down.” …. Filipino survivor recounts 9/11 ordeal filipino/05/09/11/filipino-survivor-recounts-911-ordeal News article …

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8 1. PREFACE We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners—five Republicans and five Democrats chosen by elected leaders from our nation’s capital at a time of great partisan division— have come together to present this report without dissent. We have come together with a unity of purpose because our nation demands it. September 11, 2001,was a day of unprecedented shock and suffering in the history of the United States.The nation was unprepared. How did this happen, and how can we avoid such tragedy again? To answer these questions, the Congress and the President created the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Public Law , November 27, 2002). 2. Our mandate was sweeping.The law directed us to investigate “facts and circumstances relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,” including those relating to intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, diplomacy, immigration issues and border control, the flow of assets to terrorist organizations, commercial aviation, the role of congressional oversight and resource allocation, and other areas determined relevant by the Commission. In pursuing our mandate, we have reviewed more than 2.5 million pages of documents and interviewed more than 1,200 individuals in ten countries. This included nearly every senior official from the current and previous administrations who had responsibility for topics covered in our mandate. We have sought to be independent, impartial, thorough, and nonpartisan. From the outset, we have been committed to share as much of our investigation as we can with the American people.To that end,we held 19 days of hearings and took public testimony from 160 witnesses. … THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT e=12

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10 Editorial Reviews Product Description: A fictionalized version of the United States reaction to the report that "Peak Oil" had been reached. No longer could this planet produce enough oil to supply the increasing demand. Within 20 years mass starvation, riots and anarchy would be the order of the day throughout the industrialized world. Was there a solution?

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