Historic Hurricanes: Teacher Resources
posted by: Melissa | September 07, 2017, 08:00 PM   

Currently Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are all bracing for possible impact from Hurricane Irma. The hurricane is massively wide and has broken records for strength and duration. If forecasts are right, it will hit the US weeks after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas’s gulf coast, the first time back-to-back hurricanes have hit the US coast.


Students and teachers dealing with the hurricane and its aftermath will have their time filled for weeks to come. However, the current situation provides a unique opportunity for those not in the path. Educators are often told to find and seize on those ‘teachable moments,’ and now is a teachable moment when it comes to hurricane and weather in general.


If you’d like to seize this opportunity in your class, we have some suggestions for resources below:


NASA: Hurricane Educational Links

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Hurricane Tracking

Hurricanes: Science and Society Teacher Resources

Cybrary Man’s Educational Resources: Hurricanes

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites: The Best Sites for Learning About Hurricanes

Education World: Hurricane Watch: Lessons and Activities

Brain POP: Hurricanes Lesson Ideas

Teaching Channel: Teaching Hurricanes: A Hands-On Project (video)

LearnNC: Hurricanes

TeachHub: How Hurricanes are Formed

TeacherVision: Hurricanes

SmartTutor: Teaching Kids about Tropical Storms & Hurricanes

National Wildlife Federation: Climate and Hurricanes Activities

TeachersFirst’s Hurricane Resources

Flocabulary: Hurricanes

Climate.gov: Investigating the Effect of Warmer Temperatures on Hurricanes

TeachEngineering: Hurricanes

WatchKnowLearn: Hurricane Videos

Teachnology: Hurricanes and Tornados

Louisiana Sea Grant: Hurricane Lessons

LearnZillion: Hurricanes


Hurricane Aftermath Resources:

How Media Literacy Helps You Talk about Hurricane Harvey with Your Students

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites: The Best Resources For Learning About Hurricane Harvey

New York Times: Teaching Activities for Hurricane Harvey

International Literacy Association: Back to School After a Natural Disaster: Teaching Hurricane Harvey

Teaching the Implications of Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey


Are you teaching about hurricanes and weather this month?

Share what resources you’re using below!


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