Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans
A Cause-and-Effect Investigation
From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters
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!
|Grade 4 - Grade 6
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Lerner Publications ™
|Number of Pages
|Reading Counts! Level
|JNF051160, JNF025170, JNF025250
|6 x 9
|ATOS Reading Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
|Accelerated Reader® Points
|Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource
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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Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts led to the ultimate outcomes? Even the most reluctant readers won’t be able to resist… View available downloads →
“[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