ERIC Number: EJ759405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-12
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Schools Find Lessons in Tsunami: Generosity, Geography Are among Them
Trotter, Andrew; Honawar, Vaishali; Tonn, Jessica L.
Education Week, v24 n18 p1, 18 Jan 2005
This article reports on how the earthquake and resulting tsunami that wracked coastlines along the Indian Ocean and killed an estimated 150,000 people or more prompted generosity and classroom lessons in U.S. schools. As schools reopened after the holiday break, students and teachers were talking about the Dec. 26 tremblor that struck western Indonesia and the devastating effects. Flags were flying at half-staff to honor the dead, relief money was being raised, and science and social studies classes were seeking to understand the natural disaster and its long-term implications for human welfare. Teachers on Christmas vacation had ample time before classes resumed to reflect on how to address the catastrophe--and to gauge the appropriate presentation for students of different ages. Many geography and social studies teachers devoted classes to the destruction that hit across South Asia as far as the east coast of Africa.
Editorial Projects in Education. 6935 Arlington Road Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814-5233. Tel: 800-346-1834; Tel: 301-280-3100; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.edweek.org/info/about/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Indonesia