With Hurricane Earl approaching the United States and this past weekend being the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I thought it would be a good time to start creating another “The Best…” list.
In addition to the resources on this list, many more can be found at A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters, especially many Katrina resources in The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
Teaching and Learning About Hurricanes is from The New York Times Learning Network.
How Hurricanes Work comes from How Stuff Works.
“Your Hurricane Emergency Kit: Here’s What Should Be in It” comes from TIME Magazine.
Storm Season! How, When & Where Hurricanes Come From is an infographic.
Hurricanes of Yore: Vintage Newsreels of Devastating Storms is from The Atlantic.
Al Gore and ‘Category 6 hurricanes’ is from The Washington Post.
— Tom Bennett (@tombennett71) October 7, 2016
— Stephen Burns (@SJosephBurns) August 25, 2017
Category 5: How Meteorologists Classify Hurricanes is from The NY Times.
These 3 Hurricane Misconceptions Can Be Dangerous. Scientists Want to Clear Them Up. is from The NY Times.
Those Hurricane Maps Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean is a NY Times interactive.
Earth’s Biggest Storms: Tropical Cyclones is an interactive.
Forces of Nature is a National Geographic site with tons of resources on tornados, hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes.
It's a work in progress, but my social worker friend and I have been compiling resources for facilitating conversations on #HurricaneIan in K-12 and teacher education. Send any resources that should be added and feel free to use/share:https://t.co/rpmyYRWGjw
— Shelby Boehm (@TeamBoehm) September 29, 2022
One of the most destructive storms in the history of Florida continues to lash the Atlantic Coast: What was the impact? And why do hurricanes seem to be growing in intensity? #HurricaneIan https://t.co/UZrK9dRfkM
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) October 1, 2022
THE 5 HURRICANE CATEGORIES, EXPLAINED is from The Washington Post.
Additional suggestions are welcome.