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.

In this lesson, students will take their knowledge about the hydrosphere and apply it to the issue of population growth and development.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Earthquakes in the state.

Students will recognize how hurricanes impact shorelines and how storm surge is correlated to the intensity of storms.

Students will discuss and understand measurement of a single event and measurement over time.

A storm surge is a mound of ocean water that moves ashore with a hurricane.  It is caused by high winds of a hurricane pushing on the ocean's surface and the low pressure at the hurricane's center.

Students will use a South Carolina County map found in SC: An Atlas to determine the location of tornadoes and/or hurricanes from 1985 to 1995.