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

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

from Scholastic :

from Time for Kids:,6260,1099866,00.html

from CNN – Student News:

from MSNBC – Pencil News:

Resources for Teachers and Others Who Help Children Cope with Disaster:

Helping children deal with natural disasters:

Children's Literature on Natural Disasters:

from the Red Cross:

from Florida Power and Light:

from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:

from the University of Florida:

Lengthy Paper on detecting Need and Offering Support:

from the National Tramatic Child Stress Network:

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

from the National Association of School Psychologists:

from FEMA:

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

Helping People with "Bystanders' Syndrome" (feeling helplessness in the face of disaster):

Background and Information on Hurricanes – for Adults First

How Stuff Works - Hurricanes (for adult use - many ads, but great, understandable information)

From NOAA - National Hurricane Center (includes warnings, maps and images)

Collection of News sources on current disaster:

Background Information about Hurricanes and Preparedness:

Images from Satellites of Hurricanes (and more)

Virtual Reality Hurricane "tours":

Simulations, Information and more:

List of Tropical Cyclone (Hurricane) Names 2005 - 2010

Background Information:

A compendium of sites - for adults:

Background and Information on Hurricanes – for Children

Basic Hurricane Information (for kids 7 and up)

from BrainPop (currently the hurricane overview movie is FREE):

Miami Museum of Science - includes child-appropriate first person stories of surviving hurricanes:

Canadian Hurricane Center (some here is great for younger students):

National Geographic Hurricanes for Kids:

One Hurricane Hunter's Photo Album:

For Youngest Learners:

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

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

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

from NAEYC:

From Enchanted Learning - some basic information:

from FEMA for Kids:

From the Miami Museum of Science - many resources, but I particularly liked the

quilt where people can share their survival stories:

Teaching Ideas:

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

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

Students can make online weather journals - perhaps with real weather, or as it might be before,

during, and after a hurricane:

Make art to represent the movement in a hurricane:

Lesson Plan (10 lessons) for science/hurricanes:

Lesson Planning Ideas:

Use media sources to have students create a presentation, news program or other product about hurricanes: (movies of satellite images) (search for hurricane images)

Please also consider ideas and resources about Heroes and Brave Memories on my website: - 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.