Natural Disasters

In this lesson plan, students will look at photographs of women and discuss their first impressions. After listening to an excerpt from an oral history, students will gain empathy for a flood survivor of 1999's Hurricane Floyd.

In this lesson students evaluate the damage caused by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886 through photographic evidence.

Students will identify and analyze the impact of physical factors [especially temperature, wind, geographic latitude, and atmospheric moisture] that affect the development and severity of hurricanes.