Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Resources from Teaching about Japan - Earthquake and Tsunami

Libguides regarding recent news and the Science related to events in Japan can be found here:

See also Lesson Plans and news from

Provided for parents and educators, these links (and their description) are taken directly from MindShift Blog -- add this blog to your reading list:

  • Tsunami Visualizations links to science sites about the Japanese earthquake, as well as photos and videos, interactive maps, and news stories [from Carleton College].
  • The British Red Cross pulled together an informative site about how to address the events with students, including the social and emotional effects of hearing about tragedies.
  • A collection of Tweets, posts, videos, and photos collected by one teacher using Storify.
  • Learning to Give is a website that offers classroom lessons about disaster relief organized by grade level.
AND more ideas on "Best Sites for Learning about the Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami" from Larry Ferlazzo - another blog to follow.

If you have some to add, post a comment.


Judy Gressel said...

2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
portal is now live in Global Issues in Context. It can be accessed from the home page under the ‘Environment and Climate Change’ topic along the left hand side.

Linda Straube (Ms. S) said...

Two more sources which may help classes:

Interactive Japan Quake Map showing earthquakes and aftershocks;
News and interactives and video from the Australian Braodcasting Corporation.