12 10, 2017

Supporting Students During Natural Disasters

By | 2018-06-24T21:54:52+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Supporting Students|6 Comments

Severe weather events can be physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially devastating for families. As we’ve seen from recent weather events, storms can cause property damage, food and water scarcity, and, unfortunately, injuries and loss of life. Children may struggle to understand how to cope with the loss and destruction resulting from weather events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, thunderstorms, floods, and blizzards. To supplement what students are learning at home about severe weather, educators should be ready to teach students about different types of natural disasters, where they occur, and how to prepare for them. Download Our Hurricane Lesson Plan, Mapped to NGSS Standards 1. Types of Natural Disasters Educators should be prepared to teach students about different types of natural disasters including those related to the weather and especially the events that take place most frequently where they live. In teaching the different types, it is important for educators to focus on: What the weather event is and how it is formed What terms are associated with each weather event Where the [...]