Special Note: This is a little different than what I normally write about, but since it’s something that’s been on my family’s hearts – and probably yours too – I want to share these resources with you.
Has your family been discussing and learning about hurricanes right now? I know mine has – especially since my husband used to live in Texas, and my brother and sister-in-law are currently living in Florida.
We quickly realized that, just like anything else, we can get pulled into a vast sea of information and spend hours reading similar articles on various websites. To help prevent endless searching, I’ve compiled a list of resources that my family has personally benefited from, broken down by subject, to help you quickly find what you’re looking for.
Hurricane Irma sucked water away from the Bahama shorelines – you can watch the video and read about why that happened on Nola.com.
The Homeschool Scientist has an excellent roundup of additional Hurricane Lesson Resources and Activities if you want to dig even deeper into the science behind hurricanes.
Older kids and adults can get a behind-the-scenes look at how rescues are being dispatched over at Houston Chronicle.
Tonia Goodman shared a video about one boatman who transported his boat from Kentucky to Texas to join the volunteer rescue team.
Wired.com shows an astounding before and after photo of Houston.
Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story by Caroline Starr Rose looks like a beautiful picture book that talks about how animals prepare for storms – I plan to request this the next time we’re at the library!
Our Weather and Water by Debbie and Richard Lawrence has been a valuable resource for my family as we’ve learned more about weather, storms, and hurricanes together. Your church may be willing to buy this for their library, so check with the church librarian about putting in a request!
Simple Ways You Can Help
1) Pray for storm victims and the rescue team.
3) Ask the elders at your church if they’d be willing to take up a special collection for the hurricane victims.
4) Offer your house to any loved ones who have been displaced because of the storms.
5) Keep a positive attitude. Let’s choose to be grateful for what we have and remember that even though we can’t control the weather, we can help to keep emotional storms from raging by loving others well and speaking kindly to each other (Proverbs 15:1).
I’d love to hear: What learning resources have been beneficial to your family as you’ve tracked the hurricanes? Share in the comments!
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