3-Minute Teacher Review Video on Teaching Natural Disasters
by Tatiana Florival
“Sometimes in life, we go through really difficult experiences…and instead of feeling like you can’t get out of it, it’s really important to be able to do something positive with your energy.” —Kris Clark
Usually Kris Clark, a fourth grade teacher at Davis Elementary in New Rochelle, New York, would use nonfiction material to help students learn about natural disasters. But this year, Kris is thrilled to change it up and engage students with a first-person, page-turning historical fiction story: I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011!
Watch Kris’s teacher review video to discover how you can use I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 in your class for everything from teaching about natural disasters to creative writing about making it through the pandemic and discussing how we can funnel our energy into helping others.
Are you interested in trying Kris’s natural-disaster brochure activity in your classroom? Then head over to Cooked Up from a Book for a step-by-step guide!
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