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U.S. History Topics » Other History & Soc Studies » Natural Disasters

Nature's Fury

invites students to read personal accounts of natural disasters in the U.S. during the late 1800s and early 1990s -- the great Chicago fire (1871), the Johnstown Flood (1889), the San Francisco earthquake and fire (1906), the Titanic (1912), the 1918 Flu Epidemics, the Dust Bowl (1930s-40s). Students research a disaster and create a presentation in which they assume the role of a witness to the event. (Library of Congress)

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The New York Herald's headline announcing the sinking of the Titanic is evidence of how little the newspapers first knew

Sinking of the Titanic

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