Your job is to research floods and make a brochure for the Red Cross to distribute to people. Listed below are web sites to go to for answers to your questions. When you are finished come back to this page for more specific details on creating your brochure.

Questions

1. What are the causes a flood?

2. What can people do to prevent getting caught in a flood?

3. In the event they are caught in a flood situation, what should someone do?
 
 

http://www.weather.com/safeside/flood/index.html

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/infocus/floods/science.html

http://school.discovery.com/schoolfeatures/featurestories/earthalert/flood/intro.html

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/hurricbro.html

http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/keepsafe/readyflood.html

http://205.156.54.206/om/brochures/ffbro.htm

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/sev4.htm

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/secnews/factflash/fffact.htm

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/severewx/safety.html#flashflood

http://www.fema.gov/kids/floods.htm
 
 


 
 







Congratulations, you have finished your research and are now ready to use your creative mind to create your brochure. Follow the instructions below.
 
 

1. On a piece of notebook paper, create a rough draft of what your brochure will look like. Fold your paper in thirds.

2. The first column will be your introduction and include the following:
a. a hand drawn picture that relates to your topic
b. a title, your name, grade, and school name
c. write a short paragraph explaining to people what they are going to find inside your brochure.
d. add any creative touches, as long as it does not distract from the point of your brochure

3. The second column will be about the causes and effects and include the following:
a. a title and picture that relates to your topic
b. explain the causes and effects of the natural disaster
You may do this in paragraph form, or another form that you feel is neat and easy to understand.
c. add any creative touches, as long as it does not distract from the point of your brochure

4. The third column will explain what people can do in the event that the natural disaster does occur and will include the following:
a. a title and picture that relates to your topic
b. give people the steps to follow if the natural disaster does occur or what to do to prevent injury
c. add any creative touches, as long as it does not distract from the point of your brochure

5. On the back of you brochure, list the web addresses you used to obtain your information.

6. Double check your work, and then have a neighbor or family member proofread and revise it for you as well. Remember, we are giving these to the Red Cross and they need to be error free.

7. Now make your final draft. Your brochure should be in ink, neat, and readable.
 
 

When you feel you are finished, go to the evaluation page and grade your work before you hand it in.