Lesson: Hurricane Katrina
Author: Lindsay Ranew
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 4 - 8
In this lesson, we will continue our conversations and research about Hurricane Katrina from 2005. We will make connections between a video about what happened throughout the course of Katrina and the next chapter, "Still Monday" in our book, "The Ninth Ward" by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
The learners will: 1. Watch a video about Hurricane Katrina's path 2. Summarize the video 3. Predict what will happen in the story 4. Visualize what happened in the story 5. Share their feelings about the video and/or text 6. Reflect/Journal the connections made between the video (history) and text 7. Create a Venn Diagram showing the similarities/differences between the video and story regarding Hurricane Katrina details
Students, Please follow the directions for each activity in order as they are listed. Use your brains, enjoy your reading, and give me more than one sentence answers. Use complete sentences, and really dig deep! Let's learn together!
Directions: Choose any of the news stories to read more about Hurricane Katrina!
Directions: Use this website to learn about FEMA
Directions: Use this website to explore what a hurricane looks like
Hurricane a cyclone formed in the tropics with winds of 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour or greater that is usually accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning
Levee a bank built along a river to prevent flooding
Fortitude strength of mind that enables a person to meet danger or bear pain or hardship with courage
Quantity the character of something that makes it possible to measure or number it
Suspension bridge a bridge that has its roadway suspended from two or more cables usually passing over towers and strongly anchored at the ends
Unfathomable impossible to understand
Exasperate to make angry
Anxious afraid or nervous about what may happen
Evacuate to remove troops or people from a place of danger
Loiter to remain in an area for no good reason
Omen a happening believed to be a sign or warning of some future event
Devastating to reduce to ruin; overwhelm
Perpendicular exactly vertical or upright