Across the globe, devastating disasters have changed the course of history. This title brings Hurricane Katrina to life with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Explore the tragedies and triumphs of this disaster, how it helped shape the world as we know it, and how what we've learned from it has made the world a safer place.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF037080, JNF051160, JNF025010|
|Subject||History, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||48|
|ISBN||9781617839580, 9781624030239, 9781624015236|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.6|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||161979|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
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History's Greatest Disasters - Library Media Connection
. . . include photos, charts, graphs, and primary documents that can be used to teach visual literacy. . . . High interest topics will draw readers in with compelling true stories from disaster survivors. The format is conducive for interactive reading. Recommended.
History's Greatest Disasters - Horn Book Guide
. . . matter-of-fact text is supplemented by photos, clear diagrams, and information sidebars.
History's Greatest Disasters - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
These chronologically arranged accounts of major world disasters begin with background information followed by a summary of events and analysis of how each event resulted in technological or regulatory changes to prevent or mitigate the effects of similar happenings in the future. The authors are objective about the human causes or reactions to each disaster, and sidebars encourage readers to form their own opinions by comparing opposing viewpoints from primary-source accounts. The set is designed to support the Common Core State Standards, and there are numerous prompts . . . that suggest independent research and writing activities.