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Five Ways to Teach About Haiti

January 14, 2010

The New York Times Learning Network has an article on classroom activities to respond to what's happening in Haiti.
The article outlines a series of lessons on 5 themes:

  • Respond to photos
  • Understand the Earthquake Effects
  • Recent Haitian History
  • Earthquake Science
  • What to Do and Why

    The Google Blog has recent photos and remember Google Earth is on most of your computers. Open Google Earth. The Earthquake layer is in the "gallery" layer. It quickly shows all the recent earthquake activity in Haiti.

    Thinkfinity has a good list of earthquake lessons for all gradelevels.

    IRIS Teachable moments from recent Earthquakes.

    The Big Picture has two photo essays on the recent destruction.

    Plate Techtonics

    Consequences of Plate Techtonics