Behind the Headlines:

Haiti: Earthquake and Aftermath

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Cengage Learning
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
48 pages Perfect-bound
disaster response, earthquake, haiti, international remediation, natural disaster, NGOs

The horrific devastation of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people and left millions homeless. The precarious foundation of the Caribbean nation was tested with the earthquake and its destruction of infrastructure and community stability. Haiti: Earthquake and Aftermath allows students to explore issues of poverty, social responsibility, personal autonomy and global community responsibility, in the context of a viscerally compelling event. The story is told in one dramatic arc, and explores such themes as as the science that underlies earthquakes (and the Haitian earthquake in particular), public health struggles immediately following the quake and as the community crisis continued, and the role of a complex and frequently changing group of governments and NGOs.

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