Earthquake in Haiti, January 2010

Students & teacher in classroom  The devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti 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 Haiti, to explain earthquakes, and to discuss the resulting crises with your class. We have facts about the Caribbean country, visuals of faults and seismic waves, worksheets and lessons about plate tectonics, and ways in which you and your class can help those affected by the recent disaster in Haiti.



Maps of North America

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

Haitian Culture

Safety Preparation Materials

Teaching Disasters & Crises

Charities Providing Aid to Earthquake Victims

If you're students are interested in collecting money to donate to victims, or if you just want to help, these charities have specific funds dedicated to helping those affected by the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. These groups are approved as four-star organizations by Charity Navigator, an independent business that evaluates charities to ensure your money is used as intended.

Earthquake Worksheets (Gr. 2–5)

Earthquake Worksheets (Gr. 6–12)

Earthquake Lessons & Activities (Gr. 5–12)

Other Natural Disasters

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