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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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
Social Studies: San Francisco Earthquake
Learners discover details about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. In this natural disaster lesson, students visit selected websites to analyze primary sources related to the personal accounts of the earthquake. Learners then discuss...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
From "The Story of an Eyewitness: The San Francisco Earthquake " by Jack London
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a one paragraph selection about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that was written by Jack London. They answer 4 multiple choice, reading comprehension questions before checking...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
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
Examing the San Francisco Earthquake
Students analyze photographic data about the San Francisco earthquake for evidence of its cause and effect. they determine if damage was caused by the earthquake itself or the ensuing fire. They role-play as earthquake survivors and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts