Earthquake in China, April 2013

Students & teacher in classroom  The April 2013 earthquake in China may have your students wondering why such natural disasters occur, how they may be affected by them, and what they can do to help. Use these resources to teach the history and geography of China, to explain earthquakes, and to discuss the resulting crises with your class. We have facts about the Asian country, visuals of faults and seismic waves, and worksheets and lessons about plate tectonics.

DK Resources

Maps of Asia and Surrounding Areas

Show your students where China is located on one of these maps.

Safety Preparation Materials

Teaching Disasters & Crises

Chinese History

Earthquake Worksheets (Gr. 2–5)

Earthquake Worksheets (Gr. 6–12)

Earthquake Lessons & Activities (Gr. 5–12)

Other Natural Disasters

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