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When a levee fails, it means disaster. Introduce your class to hurricanes and the technologies used to help protect against them. The included presentation provides background information using Hurricane Katrina as a reference. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research different hurricanes and compare them based upon strength, damage, and preventative structures in the area
  • Develop a compare and contrast chart to analyze differences between tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis 
Classroom Considerations

  • Review the story of Katrina to answer questions that may arise during the lesson
  • The 9th in a 12-part series

  • The plan provides background information for the teacher in order to understand hurricanes
  • The resource contains presenter notes for many of the slides

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