The Children's Blizzard of 1888

A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

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

On January 12, 1888, a sudden blizzard barreled across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakota Territory. Blinding snow and howling wind took rural towns by surprise. Many children were stranded in one-room schoolhouses. Far from their homes on the Midwestern prairie, would the people caught in the storm survive?

To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did warm weather earlier in the day give people a false sense of safety? How did the lack of an accurate forecast contribute to the severity of the disaster? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

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978-1-51241-118-8
$30.65 $22.99
978-1-51241-129-4
$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 4.7
BISACS JNF025170, JNF025200, JNF051160
Dewey 363.34/625097709034
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 780
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183865
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: Nel Yomtov

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