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Teaching about Haiti


So glad I made it home in time tonight to login to Teachers Teaching Teachers and join the conversation on teaching about Haiti and its devastating earthquake.

New York Times Learning Network editor Katherine Shulten shared the dynamic resources she and her co-editor are developing for the Teaching and Learning with the New York Times site. Check out 5 Ways to Teach About Haiti, and the new lesson plan: Project Haiti: Holding a Teach-In.

Other resources shared from the chat room included:

Despite audio issues with Skype, tonight’s TTT session was too good to end. So mark your calendars for next Wednesday because Katherine Shulton has agreed to join hosts Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim for a second session on teaching about Haiti.  Katherine invites us all to visit the above resources and to bring questions and suggestions to next week’s session.

How are you and your colleagues teaching about Haiti?


  1. HI Gail
    I just shared your post here over at Tech Friends, where Joel posted some thoughts about Haiti.

  2. Thanks, Kevin. I’ll join that conversation. Right now I’m at a Thinkfinity training. Here’s a link from their search engine to more sites on earthquakes –

  3. Hi Gail,

    Thanks so much for this nice post! Paul and Susan and I were so frustrated by the Skype issues, because I was mostly interested in hearing from as many teachers as possible about what they’re doing to “teach Haiti.” Unfortunately, only one person got through, and I had no access to the chat room…and I can’t be on this Weds after all. Please, if you’d like to post more about what you’re doing, add comments to this post ( on the Learning Network. I’m hoping to get enough to do a kind of round-up post highlighting people’s ideas.

    Thanks again!–Katherine Schulten

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