Understanding the science behind disasters can help us prepare for and even mitigate future disasters. In this session we’ll take a look at examples of historic disasters using maps and photographs at the Library of Congress. We will use primary source analysis tools to explore these artifacts and consider opportunities to make connections with oceanography, chemistry, and human impacts on ecosystems. Be prepared to participate in classroom strategies that can be used virtually or in person, to engage high school science students.
Library of Congress on Primary Sources: Examining the Science Behind Disasters
Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.
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- Lesley Anderson, M.S., Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Library of Congress
- Peter DeCraene, 2020-21 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Library of Congress