Lesson 1 (from Part 1)
In the beginning of the book, there are two major disasters that strike Salt Draw and High Lonesome. Discuss the disasters, how the characters handled them and the outcome of each.
1. Salt Draw and High Lonesome were faced by a flash flood and then a tornado. The consequences of the combined natural disasters create chaos and inevitable change for the Casey family. Explore each event and its cause and effect.
2. Research any significant natural disasters that may have taken place in your area over the last century. Create a timeline and write an essay on the cause and effect of the disaster as well as its overall impact.
3. Make a detailed disaster plan for home and school for each of the weather conditions. If a plan already exists, discuss how it might be updated or improved.
4. Homework: Create a disaster kit for school and home...
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