Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, November 2013

Hurricanes  The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines may have your students wondering why such large catastrophes occur and how they might be affected by natural disasters. These resources will help you explain typhoons to your class, who might only be familiar with the term "hurricane." According to Infoplease.com, "a tropical cyclone that has matured to a severe intensity is called a hurricane when it occurs in the Atlantic Ocean or adjacent seas, a typhoon when it occurs in the Pacific Ocean or adjacent seas, or simply a cyclone or tropical cyclone when it occurs in the Indian Ocean region." If your students feel overwhelmed by the number of deaths, help them grasp death and disaster with our crisis resources.

General Storm References

Activities & Worksheets

Safety Preparation Materials

Teaching Disasters & Crises

Maps of Asia

Locate the Philippines on one of these maps.

Charities Providing Aid to Typhoon 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 Typhoon Haiyan. 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.

Other Natural Disasters

Be prepared for future wide-scale natural disasters with lessons and materials on volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and tornadoes.

If you need to teach it, we have it covered.

Start your free trial to gain instant access to thousands of expertly curated worksheets, activities, and lessons created by educational publishers and teachers.

Start Your Free Trial

Follow us on:

Follow TeacherVision on Facebook
Follow TeacherVision on Google Plus

Highlights

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event. Happy holidays!

Bullying Prevention Resources
Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm. Put a stop to classroom bullying, with our bullying prevention resources. Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in school.

Conflict Resolution
Teach your students to how resolve conflict amongst themselves without resorting to name-calling, fights, and tattling.

Immigration Resources
Studying immigration brings to light the many interesting and diverse cultures in the world.