Hurricanes

September 30, 2017
To the Teacher:   This activity uses a circle process to help students process the many disasters that have struck people around the world in the summer and fall of 2017. It includes a more…
September 4, 2017
  To the Teacher The three most devastating storms to hit the United States have all occurred within the past 12 years: Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, Sandy in New York and New Jersey in 2012,…
September 7, 2015
Ask students to read, or share out loud, the following:   Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Why are people marking the anniversary of a hurricane? What makes Hurricane Katrina so special that Amazon…
November 22, 2006
To the Teacher:   After Hurricane Katrina, President Bush spoke to the country about "persistent poverty" with "roots in a history of racial discrimination" exposed by the Gulf Coast hurricane and…
March 29, 2006
To the Teacher:   Reconstructing New Orleans and other Gulf Coast towns is obviously a huge task. Who will decide what this region will look like in the decades to come?   Several official…
March 21, 2006
To the Teacher:   Six months after Hurricane Katrina the people of New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities face huge problems. They range from housing, cleanup and job and health issues to the…