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  • 1.  Teaching About Natural Disasters and Human Rights

    Posted 09-23-2017 11:52:00 AM
    Hello, friends.  In 2010, NCSS published a bulletin entitled The Human Impact of Natural Disasters:  Issues for the Inquiry-Based Classroom.  I was one of three co-editors of that volume, along with Dr. Valerie Ooka-Pang of San Diego State University and Dr. Jack L. Nelson, Professor Emeritus from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.  The book contains essays by scholars and practitioners about a range of issues concerning natural disasters and how social studies educators can address them in their daily practice.
    In response to the terrible impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, as well as the recent earthquake in Mexico, we contacted NCSS and asked if they could make all or part of this Bulletin available to educators so they could use it to teach about natural disasters and their consequences.  The bulletin has a prominent emphasis on human rights issues, and includes lesson suggestions as well as a comprehensive bibliography.
    NCSS has made 3 chapters of the book publicly available at the link shown below.
    If you want to purchase the entire volume, the relevant information is provided on that same page.
    If you have questions about the contents of the Bulletin, do not hesitate to contact me.
    Sincerely,
    Bill Fernekes
    Part-time Lecturer
    Rutgers Graduate School of Education


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    William Fernekes
    Lecturer-Rutgers Graduate School of Education
    Flemington NJ
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