I don’t have much time this morning, but wanted to put together a quick “The Best…” list about the tsunami in American Samoa yesterday.

This is useful for two reasons: (1) we’re studying Natural Disasters right now in our mainstream ninth-grade English classes and (2) we have a number of Pacific Islanders in our ELD classes.

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Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About The Tsunami In American Samoa:

Here are some videos from the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Florida.

Tsunami carnage in American Samoa is a video from Reuters.

Samoa tsunamis leave over 100 dead is another Reuters video.

Tsunami hit South Pacific islands is a nice accessible text from the CBBC Newsround.

The Brisbane Times in Australia has another video.

The Sydney Morning Herald has yet another video.

CNN has an excellent article, video, slideshow, map, and “explainer” about the tsunami — all on the same page.

Tsunami Sweeps Across the South Pacific is the title of a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

Tsunami Sweeps Somoan Islands is a video from The New York Times.

This TV station site has a ton of videos, pictures, and interactives about the tsunami, including an interactive explaining how a tsunami is formed and information about American Samoa.

Tsunami Strikes South Pacific is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Quake Triggers Tsunami is a slideshow from ABC News. ABC also has a video that shows the actual tsunami.

Here’s some “raw” video of the actual tsunami.

More Earthquakes After Samoa Tsunami
is the name of a “Breaking News English” lesson for ELL’s.

Tsunami: Disaster In Samoa is an interactive graphic from Agence France Presse.

I’ll be adding more to this list later today, but have to head to school right now.