The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Students study the history of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. They read a story, view photos of the disaster, and complete a comprehension worksheet.
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Watersheds: The San Francisco Bay Watershed
Sixth graders make a model of a watershed. For this geography lesson, 6th graders view a shaded relief map of California and locate landmarks. Students examine the San Francisco Bay Watershed by following the journey of water through the...
6th Social Studies & History
America's Great Disasters
The most famous American disasters - natural and otherwise - of the late 19th and early 20th century are the focus of this presentation. Detailing the 1865 sinking of the USS Saldana, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and the Influenza...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Photographs of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Fourth graders study the details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake including the fires that lasted for three days. They participate in discussion describing what they feel the city looked like after the earthquake and fires. They...
4th Social Studies & History
Create a Walking Tour of San Francisco's Chinatown
Take a tour of Chinatown as it was in the 1800's. Analyzing primary source images and documents, learners will gain a better understanding of the myths and misconceptions of Chinese immigrants during the 1800's. They create a pamphlet to...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Social Studies: San Francisco Earthquake
Students discover details about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. In this natural disaster activity, students visit selected websites to analyze primary sources related to the personal accounts of the earthquake. Students then...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Earthquakes! A Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On
Fifth graders discover details about earthquakes. In this San Francisco Earthquake lesson, 5th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that highlight the destruction caused by the 1906 earthquake. ...
5th English Language Arts