The Haiti Earthquake: Helping the Survivors & Providing Understanding to your Students about the Haiti Earthquake

It’s three days since the devastating 7.0 earthquake along the junction of the Caribbean & North American tectonic plates about 15 miles from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, and most people have not received the aid that they need, but judging from written reports, and reports from Haiti, it is arriving, but movement to the people that need the help is mired in the debris in the aftermath of this massive earthquake.

In this post I want to provide two general types of information that I hope will be helpful to you and your students: Charities and ways to help the survivors and their families; and what caused this earthquake in the Port-Au-Prince area.… Read more