ERIC Number: ED364467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Run for Your Lives! The Johnstown Flood of 1889. Teaching with Historic Places.
This document, from the lesson plan series, "Teaching with Historic Places," explores the Johnstown Flood of 1889. An introduction reviews the historical facts of the disaster that claimed over 2200 lives and produced 17 million dollars in property damage. The document sets out objectives for students and suggests teaching activities. Sections include "Setting the Stage"; "Locating the Site"; "Determining the Facts"; and "Visual Evidence." Readings and activities accompany the sections. There is a map of the area where the flooding occurred, an illustration of the South Fork Dam, and seven photographs of the flood damage. The document also includes sections on "Further Reading" and "Visting the Sites." (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Maps, Natural Disasters, Social Studies, United States History
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Teaching with Historic Places Project, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.; National Register of Historic Places, Washington, DC. Interagency Resources Div.
Identifiers: Floods; Pennsylvania (Johnstown)
Note: Photographs may not reproduce clearly. For related documents in this series, see SO 023 502-509.