Resources about Hurricanes

and For Helping Young People Cope...

A Collection of Resources – Check them out and feel free to share them with others!

Gail Lovely

www.GailLovely.com

glovely@aol.com

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

from Scholastic :

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

from Time for Kids:

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/news/story/0,6260,1099866,00.html

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

from the Red Cross:

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

from Florida Power and Light:

http://www.fpl.com/storm/contents/helping_children.shtml

from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:

http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/disaster.htm

from the 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

from Mr/ Rogers (help for talkign about the news with young children):

http://www.fci.org/brochure/

from the National Association of School Psychologists:

http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/katrina.html

from FEMA:

http://www.fema.gov/rrr/children.shtm

from MindOH! - Facilitating Conversations with Young People about Katrina (and other things too!):

http://www.mindohfoundation.org/hurricanekatrina.htm

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/

Background Information about Hurricanes and Preparedness:

http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/hurricanes.shtm

Images from Satellites of Hurricanes (and more)

http://www5.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/hsei/hsei.pl?directive=quick_search

Virtual Reality Hurricane "tours":

http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/tour.html

Simulations, Information and more:

http://whyfiles.org/073hurricane/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/programs/3204_02_nsn.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4020000/newsid_4022100/4022129.stm

List of Tropical Cyclone (Hurricane) Names 2005 - 2010

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

Background Information:

http://www.accuweather.com/wx/school/hurricane.htm

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/hurricanes/hurricanes.html

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)

from BrainPop (currently the hurricane overview movie is FREE): http://www.brainpop.com/science/weatherandclimate/hurricanes/

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/

One Hurricane Hunter's Photo Album:

http://home.att.net/~typhoon1/

For Youngest Learners:

from Zero to Three (about coping in general - from 9/11):

http://www.zerotothree.org/coping/

from Sesame Workshop (generic, but some good ideas):

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/parents/advice/article.php?contentId=8354163

from the Red Cross (specific ideas by grade level):

http://www2.redcross.org/disaster/masters/kits/hurplan1.html

from NAEYC:

http://www.naeyc.org/resources/eyly/1998/22.htm

From Enchanted Learning - some basic information:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/weather/hurricane/

from FEMA for Kids:

http://www.fema.gov/kids/hurr.htm

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:

Make simple wind meters to measure wind from paper cups and straws:

http://school.discovery.com/curriculumcenter/weather/activity2.html

Lesson plan based on the book: The Day the Hurricane Happened" (first grade):

http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/MBD/Day_Hurricane1.html

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:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson015.shtml

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/newsforyou/newsforyou001.shtml

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)

Please also consider ideas and resources about Heroes and Brave Memories on my website:
http://www.gaillovely.com/ - select Resources and there you will find “Brave Memories and Heroes”.

Please feel free to distribute these resources to those who can be helped with them.