We open up each school year in our ninth-grade English classes by doing a unit on natural disasters.

The History Channel has a new site called “Perfect Storms” that not only lets you “see” famous disasters in history, but also lets you create one at an address of your choosing.

Nothing like typing in the address of your school and seeing what happens through a computer projector to get students’ attention!

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters.