The Big Shake: The 2010 Haitian Earthquake

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Description: This lesson explores how the poor/weak infrastructure practices of Haiti caused the impacts of the 2010 Haitian Earthquake to be much more severe, and prolonged the country’s continued recovery from this disaster, than might have otherwise been the case. This case study will help students understand how physical hazards and societal risks can intersect to cause disasters.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Virginia Silvis