Topic: Hurricane Katrina

Author of Primary Source Set: Theresa Landreth

This set will be used in conjunction with my Zane and the Hurricane novel study.

Source 1Title / Description / Citation / URL

Barber Shop damaged by Hurricane Katrina / This picture was taken by Carol M. Highsmith on April 12, 2006. It shows the damage to a barber shop in the Ninth Ward, New Orleans, caused by Hurricane Katrina. / Highsmith, Carol M, photographer.Barber Shop damaged by Hurricane Katrina, 2005, located in Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2006. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, < /
Teaching Strategy/Method:
This source will be used to further students understanding of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. I will use this photo as an attention grabber. Students will fill out the Picture Assessment (I observe, I infer, because) focusing on this picture. Students will discuss their observations and inferences with their tables. We will then discuss observations and inferences with the whole group. After discussion, we will read a passage out of Zane and the Hurricane novel and tie our observations and inferences to chapters read in the book.
Source 2Title / Description / Citation / URL
Barber Shop located in Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005

/ This picture was taken by Carol M. Highsmith on April 13, 2006. It shows the damage to a barber shop in the Ninth Ward, New Orleans, caused by Hurricane Katrina. / Highsmith, Carol M, photographer.Barber Shop located in Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 2006. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, < /
Teaching Strategies: This source will be used to further students understanding of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. I will use this photo as an attention grabber. Students will fill out the Picture Assessment (I observe, I infer, because) focusing on this picture. Students will discuss their observations and inferences with their tables. We will then discuss observations and inferences with the whole group. After discussion, we will compare and contrast the pictures from sources 1 and 2.
Source 3 Title / Description / Citation / URL
Atlantic hurricane tracking chart / This is a map showing locations of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as information on storm surges. / United States National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration.Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Chart. [Washington, D.C.: American Red Cross, 1995] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, < /
Teaching Strategies: This map will be used before chapter ___. We will discuss hurricane locations and locate New Orleans on the map. Students will compare the location of the hurricanes to our location and answer the question, “Could we experience a hurricane in Illinois?” After our discussion, we will read chapter ____ .
Source 4 Title / Description / Citation / URL
Then and Now Pics / Two photos compare the same location after the storm surge and ten years later. / MarMartin, Dave, and Gerald Herbert. N.d.The Telegraph. Web. 23 June 2016. /
Teaching Strategies:
Students will compare and contrast the pictures using a Venn diagram. As a class, we will discuss what differences may have been implemented when rebuilding this location.
Source 5 Title / Description / Citation / URL
Ground Zero-Last Resort / Newspaper article discussing problems at the Superdome. (Uses specific wording *last resort* from Zane and the Hurricane novel, chapter 24 / Filosa, Gwen, and Gordon Russell. "Ground Zero."The Times-Picayune. NOLA, 2015. Web. 24 June 2016. /
Teaching Strategies: This will be used AFTER chapter 24 when Uncle Tru tells Malvina that the mayor suggested that the Superdome should be a shelter of last resort. Students will see the connection between the novel, which is historical fiction, and the newspaper article, which is a non-fiction primary source.
Source 6Title / Description / Citation / URL
Elevation Map / This is an elevation map showing areas in New Orleans and their elevation below sea level. / New Orleans Is in Big Trouble. N.d. NOAA.Business Insider. Web. 23 June 2016. /
Teaching Strategies: After chapters 8-10 of Zane and the Hurricane, students will locate neighborhoods in New Orleans from the book and discover their elevation.
Source 7Title / Description / Citation / URL
Interview with rescuers about post Hurricane Katrina rescues. / This is an interview with Dr. Jullette Saussy, New Orleans EMS coordinator during Hurricane Katrina. / Saussy, Jullette. Interview by Steve Sternberg.Battle Scarred: The Personal Stories of the Katrina Rescuers. U.S. News and World Report, 2016. Web. 23 June 2016. /
Teaching Strategies: After completing the novel, students will discuss where the characters may be now. Students will also brainstorm on other people (besides the characters in the book) that were effected by Katrina. I will use this interview to introduce how the disaster affected rescue workers.