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Useful Updates On Japan Earthquake — Part Two

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NOTE TO READERS: All new updates to The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami list after March 11th will be found on this post. For some reason, every time I updated the original list, the embedded videos were disappearing. Instead of continuing to re-embed them, I decided to just start a second part for the list.

Here are the newest additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami:

Here are some good sites that have set-up webpages on the quake updated regularly with multimedia reports:

BBC Special Report on Japan

Disaster In Japan, MSNBC

Disaster In Japan, CBS News

TIME Magazine has a special page for quake coverage.

The Wall Street Journal has their coverage here.

CNN’s main quake page.

Disaster In The Pacific comes from ABC News.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami shows the Guardian’s complete coverage.

Japan coverage from The Telegraph.

The Lede blog from The New York Times is providing good continuing coverage.

The Lede has developed a good Twitter list on the disaster.

Here’s a video of an explosion at a nuclear plant:

The LA Times has a slideshow.

Breaking News English has a lesson for ELL’s on the earthquake.

How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan is a good interactive from The New York Times.

Here’s another amazing animation from NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory showing the tsunami wave height:

How the nuclear emergency unfolded is an interactive from The Washington Post.

The tsunami’s destruction: Before and after is a good series of images from CNN.

A Closer Look at the Damage From the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan is an interactive from The New York Times.

Here’s an MSNBC clip on the nuclear meltdowns:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The Wall Street Journal has an interactive on the nuclear plant, as well as a history of major nuclear accidents.

The Crippled Japanese Reactors is an interactive from The NY Times.

CNN has many videos on the nuclear meltdowns here.

Japan Earthquake Aftermath is a series of photos from The Atlantic.

Japan: earthquake aftermath is from The Big Picture.

Here’s amazing video footage of the moment the tsunami hit — from the BBC.

Japan Earthquake: before and after comes from ABC News in Australia.

Recent Quakes In Japan gives you a scale of how massive this quake really was.

How You Can Help comes from Scholastic

Teaching Ideas: The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan comes from The New York Times Learning Network.

Satellite photos of Japan, before and after the earthquake and tsunami is a slideshow from The Washington Post.

Q&A: What has quake done to Japanese nuclear reactors? is from CNN.

Here’s more footage of the tsunami actually going through a town:

Earthquake Shakes Japan comes from TIME for Kids.

The Sacramento Bee has a good collection of photos.

Japan Earthquake: Rescue, Recovery, and Reaction is a series of photos from The Atlantic.

Second Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant is a lesson for ELL’s from Breaking News English.

The Los Angele Times has an animated timeline of the first quake and after-shocks.

MSNBC has a similar animation

Japan tsunami – before and after pictures comes from The Guardian.

The BBC has a Q & A on the nuclear meltdowns.

The Tale of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Japan – Vast Devastation is from The Big Picture.

The Weekly Reader has free materials on the disaster.

Understanding Japan’s Nuclear Crisis is an interactive from The Associated Press.

Interactive: A Visual Guide Inside Japan’s Reactors is an interactive from NPR.

20 Ways to Teach About the Disaster in Japan Across the Curriculum comes from The New York Times Learning Network.

Land of Disaster is a slideshow from Foreign Policy.

Japan: New fears as the tragedy deepens comes from The Boston Globe.

Earthquake in Japan: A wave of destruction is a good interactive from The Washington Post.

1923 Kanto Earthquake: Echoes from Japan’s Past are images from The Atlantic.

The Wall Street Journal has several good new resources:

How Nuclear Reactors Work … And the Dangers When They Don’t

Past Nuclear Incidents

The Journal has a regular updated interactive called “Reactor Monitor.”

The Aftermath

The New York Times has an article on the 50 workers who have stayed behind at the nuclear plant to try to prevent a catastrophe.

The PBS News Hour has some good materials and lesson plans on the disaster.

Japan earthquake and tsunami: most dramatic videos is from The Telegraph.

A Chart to Better Understand Radiation Levels and Their Effects on People is from GOOD Magazine.

Japan Earthquake: The Struggle to Recover are photos from The Atlantic.

Crisis in Japan: Understanding Nuclear Energy and Reactors is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Status of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant is an interactive from The New York Times.

Japan: Continuing crisis is from The Big Picture.

MSNBC has some pretty amazing panoramic images of the disaster.

Radiation at Fukushima Daiichi is a graphic from The New York Times.

Japan’s nuclear concerns explained is from CNN.

Forecast for Plume’s Path Is a Function of Wind and Weather is an interactive from The New York Times.

Video: Japan’s Natural and Nuclear Disasters is from The New York Times.

Spent Fuel at Risk is an interactive graphic from The Wall Street Journal.

Stop, Thief! Thank You. Why so little looting in Japan? It’s not just about honesty is an interesting article from Slate.

Japan earthquake and tsunami – interactive guide to the humanitarian disaster is from The Guardian.

In Focus: Chernobyl Disaster is a series of photos from The Denver Post.

Japan: Hopes fade for finding more survivors is a collection of photos from The Boston Globe.

Japan observes a minute of silence as the search for missing people goes on is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

Japan’s History of Massive Earthquakes is a TIME Magazine slideshow.

Found In The Rubble of The Japanese Earthquake is another slideshow from TIME.

Teachers Respond to the Crisis in Japan is from The New York Times Learning Network.

The Wall Street Journal has put all their Japan interactives on one page now.

Here’s a wild video of when the tsunami hit:

Nuclear concern: Understanding Japan’s nuclear crisis is an animation from The Associated Press.

Inside Japan’s nuclear emergency is an animation from The Washington Post.

Diplomas, and an Uncertain Future, for Japanese Pupils is an article from The New York Times.

Here’s a well-done infographic on the disaster.

First Glimpses Of The Workers Inside Japan’s Troubled Nuclear Plant is a slideshow from NPR.

Japan Struggles to Deal with the World’s First “Complex Megadisaster” is from TIME Magazine.

MSNBC has a very useful interactive map.

The Associated Press has an interactive on nuclear waste.

The AP also has a good interactive on what’s happening at the troubled nuclear power plant in Japan.

The Aftermath In Japan is a massive slideshow from The New York Times.

I thought it would be useful to add resources related to the country of Japan and its history:

Factmonster on Japan

National Geographic Kids — Japan

National Geographic Japan Guide

Zoom School Japan

TIME for Kids — Japan

Kids Web Japan

Make an animated Japanese folktale

Faces of Ainu from the Smithsonian

World Info Zone Japan

Here are two Japan-related listening exercises for English Language Learners.

Here’s a video on the workers at the stricken nuclear power plant (thanks to The English blog for the tip):

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Multisource political news, world news, and entertainment news analysis by Newsy.com

Japan’s Nuclear Rescuers: ‘Inevitable Some of Them May Die Within Weeks’ is an article from Fox News

Japanese nuclear workers face new threat from radioactive groundwater is from The Guardian.

Before School Starts is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

Japan Struggles to Reopen Schools is a Wall Street Journal article (to get pass its paywall, you might have to Google the headline).

Ancient People Are Still Awesome: Centuries-Old Japanese Tsunami Warning Markers Saved Lives comes from GOOD Magazine.

Japan Disaster’s Human Impact is an interactive from The Wall Street Journal.

Fukushima disaster is an interactive timeline.

Life In Japan’s Evacuation Centers is a TIME Magazine slideshow.

(Video) Inside Japan’s nuclear evacuation zone is from CBS News.

Japan earthquake and tsunami debris floats across the Pacific toward the US west coast is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

Photo Essay: Japan’s Triple Disaster, By the Numbers comes from The PBS News Hour.

Japan earthquake and tsunami – town by town is an interactive from The Guardian.

Town Torn by Tsunami Sees Reopened School as a Therapeutic Step is from The New York Times.

Japan Earthquake: Two Months Later is a series of photos from The Atlantic.

Messages For Japan lets you easily send a message of support to survivors of the Japanese earthquake, and it translates what you write into Japanese.

Japan: three months after the quake is a slideshow from The Boston Globe.

Japan: Tsunami Clean-Up is an MSNBC slideshow.

Here’s a recently discovered and restored video from a delivery truck stuck in the Japanese tsunami. The driver got out, but they just recovered his video:

Yumi sent me this touching “arigato” (thank you) video made in Japan to thank people and countries who have helped them recover from the earthquake and tsunami.

2011 Japanese Tsunami Video Map is a Google Map with geo-located videos showing the 2011 Japanese — generally, as it happened.

Memories For The Future is a series of Google Maps Street View images of the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. here’s an image of Rikuzentakata Municipal Kesen Junior High School.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  2. That is a huge list. Thanks Larry! I’ll share it with teachers. Also, if any students or teachers want to write a message to the people of Japan, Barbara Sakamoto has set up a page: http://bit.ly/f4H930

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  6. Hi Larry,

    Great list!
    I would appreciate it if you could let your readers now about the Ganbatte 365 website as well. http://www.ganbatte365.jp
    We have made almost 300 videos so far about the recovery of Japan. Now (from Feb. 11, 2012 to Mar. 11, 2012) we are collecting messages through social media that we will deliver to people in the disaster area. (see website for details and how to participate). Thanks,

    Neil

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