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The Best Sites For Learning About The Hudson River Plane Crash

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I know I’ve written a couple of posts about this topic already, and it’s also a bit late, but I’ve recently found some more resources that I think might be helpful to English Language Learners. It’s certainly an engaging topic.

Here are my picks for The Best Sites For Learning About The Hudson River Plane Crash:

The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom has a good interactive on the crash.

The Associated Press has an informative interactive, too.

The Wall Street Journal published an excellent video about it that’s perfect for ELL’s. It has good footage of the plane, along with an animation. But, most importantly, it includes the audio of the communication between the pilot and the air traffic controller along with the transcript showing-up on the screen (very clearly) as the words are spoken.

The New York Times has, as usual, published a number of good online multimedia pieces about the crash, particularly one on tracking the flight.

I learned about a good ELL lesson plan created by Karenne Sylvester on the U.S. Airways river landing. It’s a good frame for a number of current events topics, so it’s worth a look.

Here are some videos from Newsday.

CBS News has a series of interactives called Miracle On The Hudson.

The New York Times also has an interactive on the raising of one of the plane’s engines from the Hudson’s bottom.

As always, feedback is welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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