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Crisis Management Institute Downloads - Cheri Lovre- Crisis Management Institute

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K to 12
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This collection of downloadable, printable pdfs for K-12 teachers covers a wide range of topics for managing crisis and traumatic experiences among children and teens. The Crisis Management...more
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This collection of downloadable, printable pdfs for K-12 teachers covers a wide range of topics for managing crisis and traumatic experiences among children and teens. The Crisis Management Institute provides fee-based training and support services for schools, but they offer these downloads for free, as long as users abide by copyright restrictions in printing them exactly as-is and NOT excerpting or adapting content. The downloads are written for different audiences: teachers, parents, administrators, and counselors, and cover many topics of school violence, terrorism, grief, trauma, suicide, school crisis management, Hurricane aftermath, helping displaced students, and more. There are several printables on 9/11 and handling the anniversaries of this traumatic day. The printable section is searchable, as well.

tag(s): school violence (13), terrorism (47)

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When you need this information you usually need it quickly, so all teachers and administrators will want to mark this resource in your favorites and tell your colleagues about it. Familiarize yourself with what is available here, then be sure to share the information with colleagues and parents when/if an incident throws your school into crisis.
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Stormpulse - Stormpulse

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6 to 12
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Scroll through the earth to watch the current paths of tropical storms/hurricanes. View satellite imagery, news, up to date coastal weather, or view storm archives from 1850 to present....more
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Scroll through the earth to watch the current paths of tropical storms/hurricanes. View satellite imagery, news, up to date coastal weather, or view storm archives from 1850 to present. This is not considered an actual weather source but is an aggregate of information on storms. Probabilities of storms and hurricanes are given, based upon weather movement. This interactive site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): hurricanes (33), weather (173)

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Watch storm movement and predict potential path. Use archives to determine common paths, areas where storms are more prevalent, change in numbers of hurricanes in different decades, etc. Use this site as a springboard for further research and better understanding of causes of hurricanes, factors that change the movement, destruction from hurricanes, or how best to prepare for hurricanes. Students can create traditional (poster, bulletin board) or multimedia presentations (newscasts, wiki, blog) on storms or even "create" a mythical storm of the future that follows predictable patterns, documenting it on a class weatherwiki.
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After the Deluge - Smith Magazine

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6 to 12
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This issue of Smith Magazine features an online graphic novel of the events of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on New Orleans and related communities. Since there are very few ...more
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This issue of Smith Magazine features an online graphic novel of the events of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on New Orleans and related communities. Since there are very few words, it's perfect for students of all ages and English ability levels. The drawings are in chronological order and include weather pictures and before and after pictures, as well as specific events of the hurricane.

Warning: Be sure to PREVIEW each section before you show it to the class since there is some profanity in the speech of some characters.

tag(s): graphic novels (6), hurricanes (33), novels (18)

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In light of the increase of hurricane activity, this is a wonderful resource to introduce this weather topic. Use it also in art class, graphic design, and with ESL and ELL students learning to tell stories. Use this site to introduce the world of graphic novels to students who are reluctant readers. Have your class make their own graphic novel about another catastrophic or historical event, either in groups or individually. Check with your administration to be sure it's OK to use this site at student computers since there are spaces for students to respond and also to submit their own work. If that's a problem, use it with your classroom computer and project the novel on the whiteboard (avoiding scenes with questionable vocabulary). Extend the lesson by having students create their own collaborative graphic account of a local history event or fictional tale in small groups.

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Hurricane Hunters Association - Hurricane Hunter Association

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4 to 12
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Hurricane Hunters is a resource to find photos and data from past hurricanes. Hurricanes and data are archived by year. Find photos from above a hurricane with logs and information...more
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Hurricane Hunters is a resource to find photos and data from past hurricanes. Hurricanes and data are archived by year. Find photos from above a hurricane with logs and information from the planes that follow the storms. Research more information about science and meteorology by using the multitude of links provided. Real time data of current storm conditions in the world are available on the website. View spectacular photos in the "Photos" section or click on "Questions" to read the most often asked questions and their answers. In the "Questions" is a link to a cyberflight that walks through the before, during, and after of a Hurricane Hunter flight. This site is mostly text and pictures.

A link to a "Hurricane Hunters Gift shop" is found on the main page and students should be advised to avoid such an advertisement. The site requires Flash for storm updates. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): hurricanes (33), weather (173)

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Compare numbers of hurricanes of various years. Plot locations, and storm paths on the same chart (or in Google Earth) to determine the origination point and landfall or end point of the hurricanes to draw conclusions. Use the information to determine the physical characteristics of the hurricanes (instead of looking them up in an encyclopedia). Determine the areas of the world where hurricanes occur in order to understand factors responsible for hurricane formation. Have students track a current hurricane and use information learned on this site to predict the spot where it will make landfall and provide reasoning for their choice.
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Extreme Weather Sourcebook - National Center for Atmospheric Research

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7 to 12
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How many severe weather events occurred in 2001? How much did the damage and clean up cost? Use this site to obtain monetary damages and numbers of events for "Hurricanes," ...more
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How many severe weather events occurred in 2001? How much did the damage and clean up cost? Use this site to obtain monetary damages and numbers of events for "Hurricanes," "Floods," Tornadoes," "Lightning," and "others." Data is given both in table and chart form and is sorted by state.

tag(s): climate (93), disasters (32), natural disasters (16), weather (173)

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Use the data to determine where most severe weather events occur and to determine why they occur in those areas. Research the science behind the events and reasons for the devastation. Have students create an action plan in the event of severe weather or identify ways to lessen devastating effects of some of the events. Students can also research recent year's data and make comparisons of the numbers.

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Weather - Manatee School District

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1 to 4
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This site provides a ready-to-go unit all about weather. There are six major topics: Wind, Temperature, Humidity, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Lightning. Each topic provides several sub-topics,...more
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This site provides a ready-to-go unit all about weather. There are six major topics: Wind, Temperature, Humidity, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Lightning. Each topic provides several sub-topics, pictures, diagrams, maps, definitions, unit quizzes, and more. Each paragraph of reference information includes a read button to hear an audio version of the information (great for non-readers, ESL, and ELL students).

At the time of this review, there were two links no longer active. However, since the material is so well done and nearly all links were working, the TeachersFirst editorial staff decided to include this gem in our reviewed sites. This site does require Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): hurricanes (33), temperature (22), weather (173)

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Use this site during your science units on weather. Share the interactive quizzes, interactive demonstrations, and other information on your interactive whiteboard or projector. This information is ideal for research projects or for students to make up a lesson missed due to illness. Use the read feature with your non-readers and ESL or ELL students.
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fantastic/use this Glenda, SC, Grades: 4 - 4

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The Ozone Resource page - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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8 to 12
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Use this site to understand the ozone and how it affects our air quality and life here on Earth. Satellite imagery of ozone holes includes an updated daily picture and ...more
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Use this site to understand the ozone and how it affects our air quality and life here on Earth. Satellite imagery of ozone holes includes an updated daily picture and comparison over the last decades. NASA facts listed on the side include an opportunity to learn more about the information presented, watch satellite images from the last 7 days, view animations, compare year-to-date, and look at the annual records since 1979 using "Ozone Hole Watch." Information about the ozone and how it is measured is explained in detail here. "Explore the ozone with NASA" by viewing a short video that outlines the ozone and discusses new research and climate change. Use the "Resources for News Media" to view the Multimedia gallery for pictures of the largest ozone hole on record, the Arctic vortex, and Earth's Atmospheric Layers. Information about ozone depleting chemicals and ozone chemistry is also found here. View video of the ozone missions from NASA. "Ozone Hole 101" provides basic content about the ozone that is easy to understand for students. Read interesting information such as "Ozone levels drop when hurricanes are strengthening" and "Ozone hole is a double record breaker." This site requires Quicktime and animations require Flash. You can get both from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): earth (211), earth day (103), environment (279), ozone (10)

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Students can use the resources in "Ozone Hole Watch" to determine the trends in the ozone either daily or over the years. Further research involving political, consumer, and environmental trends can bring insights into effects on the ozone layer. Using the wealth of material on the site, students can use the information to create a "Handbook of the Earth" (as an example) to understand how the ozone affects us in our current and future lives. Students can also work in groups and be assigned portions of the content to study. They can then present their findings to the rest of the class (using a multi-media presentation). Students can use this information in conjunction with environmental or Earth Day activities in or out of class.
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NOVA: Science Now - Hurricanes - PBS

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5 to 12
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This fascinating website presents middle and high school students with concise but eclectic information about hurricanes. Topics range from Hurricane Katrina, to an online quiz, to...more
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This fascinating website presents middle and high school students with concise but eclectic information about hurricanes. Topics range from Hurricane Katrina, to an online quiz, to a 12-minute video clip. The video explains the "how" behind predicting a hurricane's direction and path. It also explains how the intensity affects various cities (such as New Orleans). The video clip requires FLASH. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): hurricanes (33), weather (173)

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Be sure to check out the "Teachers Guide." There you can click on "Classroom Activities" to find a lesson plan, additional links, and explicit standards. Use the additional links included with the lesson plan for students to do further research about hurricanes. Have them work in pairs to research various "famous" hurricanes and add them to a class "disaster" or "weather" wiki.
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NOVA: Science Now - Stronger Hurricanes - PBS

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5 to 12
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This site explores the connection between global warming and intense hurricanes. There are two FLASH video clips (4-6 minutes each): "Hotter Oceans, Fiercer Storms" and "Hurricane Katrina."...more
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This site explores the connection between global warming and intense hurricanes. There are two FLASH video clips (4-6 minutes each): "Hotter Oceans, Fiercer Storms" and "Hurricane Katrina." Get FLASH from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.. There is also an audio slideshow that examines the connection between the rising temperatures of the sea and more powerful storms. PBS provides some of the original broadcast video clips, as well, in multiple file formats.

tag(s): climate (93), climate change (51), hurricanes (33)

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What an excellent website to use if your class is studying climate, weather, or Hurricane Katrina. Use an interactive whiteboard (or projector) to share the video clips with your class. Don't forget to turn up the volume. After viewing the video clips, have your students write a letter or blog entry explaining their fictitious "experience" with a hurricane, using three facts that they learned from the video clip. Or turn down the sound and have students write and perform a news-story style narration of their own for a video clip from the site.
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National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fun for Kids - National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

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2 to 12
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Hours of exploration of the ocean or atmosphere await you at this site. From tornado and hurricane preparedness to working an oceanographic puzzle with participants around the globe,...more
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Hours of exploration of the ocean or atmosphere await you at this site. From tornado and hurricane preparedness to working an oceanographic puzzle with participants around the globe, there is something here for kids and kids-at-heart. Students can attend the online weather school, then explore the Fish FAQs link.

Teachers will find a wealth of resources for classroom use at several subsections. Don't miss the Marine Life and Exploration section with added teacher resources. The NOS Education section has Discovery Kits: a wealth of lesson plans and onine activities for middle and high school. The NOAA's Ark gallery has marvelous photographs of wildlife, oceans, and more that you and students MAY dowload and use (they are in the public domain). The only requirement is that you give proper credit (read "about" the gallery). Portions of the site require Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): animals (214), coral (13), hurricanes (33), images (201), oceans (120), tides (5), waves (21), weather (173)

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Elementary teachers may want to use sections of this site as a center. Many portions include atciivities wekll-suited for laptops or lab use with students in pairs. The images are great for students creating multimedia projectsto explain what they have learned. Even if you simply want to talk about some of the creatures or science onccepts on a projector or interactive whiteboard, there are photographs and activities galore to explore with your class.
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National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Learning Videos Demo - National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

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Where else can you 'catch a wave' as you learn about ocean waves? Fifteen videos feature everything from Deep Sea Corals to Tides to Ocean Pollution. Topics include: Plate ...more
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Where else can you 'catch a wave' as you learn about ocean waves? Fifteen videos feature everything from Deep Sea Corals to Tides to Ocean Pollution. Topics include: Plate Tectonics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Subduction Zones, Chemosynthesis, Hydrothermal Vents, Benthos, Water Cycle, Currents, Hurricanes, and Seamounts. Intriguing video footage of rarely-seen ocean creatures and ocean atmospheric conditions offer teachers an new approach to bringing the world to the student. Activities and questions accompany each video. Answers to activity questions are hidden until prompted by a click. Each topic is explored further through the Global Impact tab. For amazing photos with written explanations on each subject, click the Explore section.The videos load quickly on a high speed connection.

tag(s): coral (13), hurricanes (33), oceans (120), plate tectonics (24), tides (5), tornadoes (13), waves (21)

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Use the videos for whole class instruction using an interactive whiteboard or projector. A printable version of each video presentation is also available. Middle and high school reading and special education and ESL/ELL teachers would appreciate using this authentic text: students can listen to the video while following along in the text copy.
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Acceptance Speech by Doris Voitier - Doris Voitier/ John F. Kennedy Memorial Library Foundation

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K to 12
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Doris Voitier, Superintendent of the St. Bernard Parish Schools in New Orleans area gave this speech in acceptance of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's Profiles in Courage Award...more
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Doris Voitier, Superintendent of the St. Bernard Parish Schools in New Orleans area gave this speech in acceptance of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's Profiles in Courage Award in 2007. Her account of the challenges during and after Hurricane Katrina and the response by the staff of the St. Bernard Parish schools is awe-inspiring and heartening to educators. Her oral history also provides a powerful view of FEMA and the U.S. government from the eyes of hurricane survivors and local public officials.

TeachersFirst is fortunate to have Doris Voitier as a member of the board of directors of our parent company and is proud to congratulate her on this prestigious award.

tag(s): hurricanes (33)

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Educators anywhere will respond to this account on a very personal level. In the classroom, however, this account can also spark discussion about the role of the government in natural disasters, the structure and functions of local government agencies, such as the schools, and the very nature of local economies. Share this real-life story as the beginning of a class discussion on history, government, or economics at the local, state, and federal level.

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American Experience: New Orleans - PBS

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The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent efforts to rebuild the city of New Orleans have brought attention to this distinctive city. This site provides resources for helping...more
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The tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent efforts to rebuild the city of New Orleans have brought attention to this distinctive city. This site provides resources for helping students understand its unique history from historical and cultural perspectives.

There are several great interactive resources provided including audio clips and commentary about New Orleans' great musical tradition, and a flash-enabled map showing the growth of the city over time. Whether you're interested in teaching music, particularly American Jazz, or the history of New Orleans' diverse melting pot of cultures or the politics of race in the Katrina recovery process, you will find good content here. Teacher resources include lesson plans on history, civics, music and geography.

tag(s): jazz (14)

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Share the interactive portions on projector and speakers or laptops, as you ask your students to propose a better way for government agencies to prepare for and respond to disasters. Using this site and many others, they can gather evidence to support their proposals. Don't miss the accounts by the Superintendent of the St. Bernard Schools as another source.
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Hurricanes - BBC

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This site is wonderfully done and has a wealth of knowledge. You will find an animated guide to hurricanes (a must-see), quizzes, pictures of Hurricane Katrina (a year after ...more
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This site is wonderfully done and has a wealth of knowledge. You will find an animated guide to hurricanes (a must-see), quizzes, pictures of Hurricane Katrina (a year after the devastation), message boards, web chats, reference information about hurricanes, and more. Many of the activities require FLASH.

tag(s): weather (173)

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You must try an interactive whiteboard to share the animated guide to hurricanes with your students - wow! It is very easy to understand and extremely informative. The animated guide truly helps students understand the complexities of hurricanes.
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Responding To Hurricane Katrina - TeachersAndFamilies

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This article offers suggestions about how to help children understand and deal with Hurricane Katrina. The article offers suggestions for preschoolers, elementary age students and...more
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This article offers suggestions about how to help children understand and deal with Hurricane Katrina. The article offers suggestions for preschoolers, elementary age students and adolescents. These tips could be used in any crisis.

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This article may be a useful reference for some of your parents. Share the link on your teacher web page or in a newsletter or note sent home.

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ReadyKids - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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2 to 6
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This unique site is all about being prepared for emergencies and was created by the Department of Homeland Security. The information is presented in a "Kid Friendly", non-scary manner....more
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This unique site is all about being prepared for emergencies and was created by the Department of Homeland Security. The information is presented in a "Kid Friendly", non-scary manner. Topics include "Creating a Kit", "Making a Plan", "Knowing the Facts", and a "Graduate" quiz. There are also interactive games and resources for students, teacher and parents. Specific emergency situations include tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, fires, floods and terrorism. Some of the activities require FLASH.

tag(s): fire (24), fire safety (9), floods (4), safety (99), sun (62), terrorism (47)

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Get an interactive whiteboard and help your class prepare for severe weather, terrorism and more. Most activities are interactive, educational and fun! Check out the "Parents and Teachers" link for lesson plans, standards, activities and more.
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Extreme Weather: Hurricanes - Nicole Koonce, Jennifer Conlon

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3 to 8
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ESL/ELL and other students learn vocabulary about hurricanes in this interactive lesson that mandates student performance on the artistic, oral, written, and recognition levels. Using...more
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ESL/ELL and other students learn vocabulary about hurricanes in this interactive lesson that mandates student performance on the artistic, oral, written, and recognition levels. Using a combination of written materials, videos, downloaded materials, and related experiences, students add to their active word list, their science knowledge, and emergency preparedness; a KWL activity ties the various parts of the lesson together and makes it interesting to them. The plan includes multi-level assessment tools in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

tag(s): disasters (32), hurricanes (33), weather (173)

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Further weather lessons or emergency procedures could be a spinoff from this lesson design.

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IbisEye Hurricane Tracking - Herald Tribune

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6 to 12
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Here's an elegant hurricane tracking resource that provides both current hurricane data and historical tracks, complete with damage totals. The site also shows current weather alerts...more
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Here's an elegant hurricane tracking resource that provides both current hurricane data and historical tracks, complete with damage totals. The site also shows current weather alerts and other storm-planning information.

tag(s): weather (173)

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This is a marvelous hurricane teaching tool. It's unclear, however, whether the site will be a reliable resource for real-time disaster response.
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Katrina Animal Rescue - WNET

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4 to 8
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By taking a look at the animal rescue response to hurricane Katrina, the Nature production staff highlights the people and issues involved in returning thousands of pets and zoo animals...more
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By taking a look at the animal rescue response to hurricane Katrina, the Nature production staff highlights the people and issues involved in returning thousands of pets and zoo animals to their homes. Try this one as part of a study of animals, habitats, or even careers in working with animals.

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Historical Hurricane Tracks - NOAA

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Here's an online tool that lets users compare the tracks of different hurricanes from a listing of more than 30 years' data. It's a great tool that can be used ...more
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Here's an online tool that lets users compare the tracks of different hurricanes from a listing of more than 30 years' data. It's a great tool that can be used to illustrate the variety of paths these storms take. Try comparing different years, different periods of the year, etc. to see the variations.

tag(s): data (130), hurricanes (33), weather (173)

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This site is a great interactive "hypothesis testing" tool for student "hurrican predictors. Note that it requires a speedy connection, and the results will take a few seconds to appear.

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