Abstract 11, Volume 8, Number 3, Winter 2013

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

Written by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery

Janie Hubbard

University of Alabama

Abstract

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival presents high quality illustrations and relevant information concerning the aftermath of natural disasters, with specific attention to Hurricane Katrina.   The book relates to students’ real lives because natural disasters affect many people, and, if ever faced with a natural disaster, students may find comfort in remembering this story of friendship, hope, and renewal.  Young students also may begin to realize ways in which people help others during challenging times.  This serves as an introduction to the importance of volunteerism in our culture.   In this lesson, students are engaged in:  concept webbing, discussion, map reading, cooperative group work, free-form mapping, and critically thinking about things that natural disaster survivors need and how volunteers help.  Student friendly digital resources that explain hurricanes and how people adapt following natural disasters are used in the lesson.

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