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Hurricane resources

WEATHER

News Feeds

 

(designed for kids, but check for appropriateness in your setting)

Scholastic http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/news/index.htm

from CNN – Student News: http://www.cnn.com/EDUCATION/

http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/08/11/extra.hurricanes/index.html

from MSNBC – Pencil News: http://www.studentnewsnet.com/

Resources for Teachers and Others Who Help Children Cope with Disaster:

 

 

 

 

Helping children deal with natural disasters:

http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~disaster/teacher/teacher.html

http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~disaster/teacher/csndact7.html

Children's Literature on Natural Disasters:
http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~disaster/teacher/floodbib.html

Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/keepsafe/childtrauma.html

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:
http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/disaster.htm

University of Florida:
http://www.agen.ufl.edu/~foodsaf/dh052.html

Lengthy Paper on detecting Need and Offering Support:
http://www.psy.miami.edu/child/childclinical/HelpingChildrenCope.pdf

from the National Tramatic Child Stress Network:
http://www.nctsnet.org/nctsn_assets/pdfs/teachers_guidelines_talk_children_hurricanes.pdf

Mr. Rogers (help for talkign about the news with young children):
http://www.fci.org/brochure/

National Association of School Psychologists:
http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/katrina.html

Helping People with "Bystanders' Syndrome" (feeling helplessness in the face of disaster): http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/default.cfm?Action=ReleaseDetail&ID=10073

Background and Information on Hurricanes – for Adults First

 

 

How Stuff Works - Hurricanes (for adult use - many ads, but great, understandable information) http://science.howstuffworks.com/hurricane.htm

From NOAA - National Hurricane Center (includes warnings, maps and images) http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Collection of News sources on current disaster: http://flhurricane.com/

Images from Satellites of Hurricanes (and more)

Virtual Reality Hurricane "tours":
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/tour.html

Simulations, Information and more: http://whyfiles.org/073hurricane/

List of Tropical Cyclone (Hurricane) Names 2005 - 2010
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

A compendium of sites - for adults: http://thrall.org/katrina/

 

Background and Information on Hurricanes – for Children

 

Basic Hurricane Information (for kids 7 and up)

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/hurricanes/index.htm

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/hurricane1.htm

http://skydiary.com/kids/hurricanes.html

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/sevweath/swwhatare.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/weather/hurricane/hurricane.htm

Miami Museum of Science - includes child-appropriate first person stories of surviving hurricanes: http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/index.html

Canadian Hurricane Center (some here is great for younger students):
http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/weather/hurricane/kids.html

National Geographic Hurricanes for Kids:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0308/hurricane/

 

For Youngest Learners:

 

 

Zero to Three (about coping in general - from 9/11):
http://www.zerotothree.org/coping/

Red Cross (specific ideas by grade level):
http://www2.redcross.org/disaster/masters/kits/hurplan1.html

From Enchanted Learning - some basic information:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/weather/hurricane/

From the Miami Museum of Science - many resources, but I particularly liked the quilt where people can share their survival stories:
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/disasterquilt.html

Teaching Ideas:

 

 

Students can make online weather journals - perhaps with real weather, or as it might be before, during, and after a hurricane:
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/first/EyeontheSkyWeatherJournal/

Make art to represent the movement in a hurricane:
http://www.wright.edu/geology/K12/hurricanes3.html

Lesson Plan (10 lessons) for science/hurricanes:
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/299hurricane.pdf

Lesson Planning Ideas:

Use media sources to have students create a presentation, news program or other product about hurricanes:
http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/rsd/movies/preview.html (movies of satellite images)
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nws/ (search for hurricane images)

 

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