This Knowledge Set is designed to help students explore the impacts of hurricanes and the ways individuals and governments can work together to support disaster relief efforts.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 9-12, English-Language Arts, Science
- Students will analyzes arguments regarding how social and political systems can both exacerbate and reduce hurricane risk. (CCSS RI.8)
- Students will compare and contrast the impacts of different natural disasters by synthesizing details from multiple texts. (CCSS RI.2, RI.7)
Before Teaching this Series
- Introduce this set to students by briefly reviewing the impact of one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S history -- Hurricane Katrina. Invite students to share what they already know about this event, and watch this video, which describes the path of the storm and its aftermath. Discuss how hurricanes like Katrina can drastically affect many people's lives.
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