Teaching About Tsunamis and Earthquakes with PBS Resources

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we here at WGBY spent the afternoon gathering resources to help teach students about these devistating natural disasters.  Here are just a few that we felt may be helpful:

Finally, we also wanted to share a resource valuable for helping our youngest children in difficult times.  Sesame Workshop’s “You Can Ask” is a resource that helps work with children to cope with stressful life events.  Often times, news broadcasts will have scary images in the wake of large scale disasters.  This initiative, developed in response to September 11th, 2001, provides a variety of parent and child materials to talk about things like fear or loss.

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