We've brought together here a selection of websites that teachers may find useful in teaching about the earthquake in Haiti and the ongoing humanitarian response.
A year on from the earthquake, we've updated this page with links to more recent information and resources reporting on the current situation in Haiti (see A Year On... box below).
Please take time to look through the resources before presenting them in class, as some may be quite distressing. (See also the 'Handling emotional issues' section below for help with this.)
This video clip, posted on YouTube by UNICEF, features a group of Haitian boys using hip hop to inspire their fellow Haitians to rebuild the country. Even if your students can't understand the words, they're bound to love the music!
(If YouTube is not allowed in your school, then use this link for a 'safe share' version: www.safeshare.tv/v/Nc9uzaCfl-A.)
A year on...
ActionAid has written a schools blog post about its work in Haiti over the course of the year.
» Inside the Haiti Earthquake is a "serious game" created for educational purposes, suitable for older students. You can play the role of a survivor, a journalist or an aidworker; the choices you make influence how the story progresses.
» ACT has produced a page of resources for teachers to use to discuss the Haitian earthquake with secondary students (KS3&4).
British Red Cross
» Decisions for Recovery challenge takes you through all the decisions that Red Cross disaster response teams have to face.
» The 20 January 2010 issue of the fortnightly Newsthink e-news has a briefing on the Haiti earthquake. You can sign up to Newsthink here: www.redcross.org.uk/signup
» CAFOD Assembly on Haiti Earthquake for primary schools.
An umbrella group of 13 UK-registered aid agencies aiming to unite agency efforts in times of disaster, maximise funds raised and ensure they are spent in an effective and fully accountable way. You can donate to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal at: www.dec.org.uk.
» British Red Cross teacher briefing on DEC
» Dealing with Crises and Teaching about Traumatic Events - Guides for helping children express themselves, deal with trauma, and build community from 'Educators for Social Responsibility', a US teachers' site.
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