Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans

A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In August 2005, a massive hurricane hit New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast. Levees created to protect New Orleans from flooding failed, and water rushed into the city. Some stranded residents waited days in horrible conditions for rescue to arrive. More than a thousand people died, and thousands more lost their homes. Could anyone have prevented these losses?

To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did Hurricane Katrina turn into a monster storm? How did poor planning contribute to the scope of the disaster? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

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978-1-51241-117-1
$30.65 $22.99
978-1-51241-128-7
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.6
BISACS JNF025170, JNF025250, JNF051160
Dewey 976.3/35064
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 870
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183862
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[W]ithout being too gratuitous, gory, or sensational . . . [this series] will help students understand the impact of each disaster on history. . . . A strong choice for pleasure reading and report writing.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Mary K. Pratt

Mary K. Pratt is an award-winning freelance journalist and author based in Massachusetts. She has written a number of nonfiction books for middle and high school students. When she's not writing, Mary enjoys spending time with her family and engaging in outdoor pursuits, including running, snowboarding, and skiing.

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Cause-and-Effect Disasters

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