Eyewitness to History: The New Madrid Earthquakes
In this one time class, learners will explore American history as we examine stories told by eyewitnesses to the incredibly powerful earthquake of December 16, 1811, and its hundreds aftershocks, and we will create a postcard to remember these events.
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Students will learn details of the New Madrid earthquakes, which occurred from December 16, 1811 through March of 1812, and were centered near New Madrid, Missouri. These powerful earthquakes caused church bells to ring in Boston and chimneys to fall in Cincinnati, and even the Mississippi River running backwards! In an area extending from Memphis, Tennessee to Cairo, Illinois, and Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas to Chickasaw Bluffs, Tennessee, there were large landslides, sandblows,...
Students will sharpen their skills of evaluating sources, looking at points of view, and making comparisons.
I have a degree in secondary social studies education, and 14 years of classroom teaching experience, both in public schools and homeschool enrichment classes.
1 file available upon enrollmentA handout will be uploaded to the Outschool classroom that students may use to help them create their postcard. Students will need something to write with and may wish to have something to use to color their postcard.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The destructive force of a powerful series of earthquakes will be discussed, as well as the resulting damage. Loss of life will be mentioned.
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My lifelong love of history and my passion for encouraging young people has translated into an excitement for teaching history and geography to learners of all ages. My degree from the University of North Carolina in secondary social studies...