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Published on September 4, 2007

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Hurricane Katrina:  Hurricane Katrina . Developed by Los Angeles County Service Learning Coach Matt Oppenheim In Partnership with AMURT: The Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team Service Learning for Civic Engagement School Curiculum Goals: • Investigate the ecological, social, economic, and political issues impacting victims.• Dialogue with a disaster relief team director from *AMURT: The Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team -Organize a project that has the greatest value.• Evaluate the experience - What have you learned? *Learn more about AMURT at the end of this presentation :  Goals: • Investigate the ecological, social, economic, and political issues impacting victims. • Dialogue with a disaster relief team director from *AMURT: The Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team - Organize a project that has the greatest value. • Evaluate the experience - What have you learned? *Learn more about AMURT at the end of this presentation Slide3:  Study Guide This curriculum unit is a model of 'Service Learning': • A teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study. • That enriches learning, teaches civic responsibility, and strengthens communities, while • engaging students in reflection upon what was experienced, how the community was benefited, and what was learned Adapted from the National Commission on Service Learning Definition Slide4:  This picture shows an AMURT house building project with victims of the Bando Ache Tsunami. This PowerPoint Presentation posses ten critical questions for students to research and take informed action. At the end of the presentation is a list of study resources. There is also a Teacher’s guide suggesting activities for each slide. Your feedback is critical! Email: Matt Oppenheim at oppenm@earthlink.net. No act of kindness, however small, is wasted.' Aesop Slide5:  List Ten Questions to Explore: 1. What do we already know about Katrina and how it has effected the lives of people and the environment of the Gulf Coast states? Describe a day in the life of a poor family in the disaster areas. 2. How has Katrina affected you? Do you have friends or relatives that live in the disaster area? What have they told you about their experience. Slide6:  List Ten Questions to Explore: 1. What do we already know about Katrina and how it has effected the lives of people and the environment of the Gulf Coast states? Describe a day in the life of a poor family in the disaster areas. 2. How has Katrina affected you? Do you have friends or relatives that live in the disaster area? What have they told you about their experience. Slide7:  3. What is being done now to help victims? How effective are current services at meeting the survival needs of victims? 4. How are (a) environmental issues, (b) political andamp; economic issues,(c) disaster management and (d) ethnicity and income issues impacting the victims? Slide8:  5. How does history help us understand what will happen from the impacts of Katrina in the coming years. . . The Fatal Flood of 1927 Political Impacts 'Reports on the poor situation in the refugee camps were kept out of the media at the request of Herbert Hoover, with the promise of further reforms for blacks after the presidential election. When he failed to keep the promise, Moton and other influential African-Americans helped to shift the allegiance of black Americans from the Republican party to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democrats.' From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mississippi_Flood_of_1927 Slide9:  More about the Fatal Flood of 1927 In the spring of 1927, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois to New Orleans, killing a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. Efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against aristocratic plantation families. African American refugees were herded into camps guarded by the National Guard. The guards kept African American sharecroppers from fleeing and finding work elsewhere. Blues singer: Mai Cramer Many blues artists were inspired to write songs about the disaster and describe the experience of being in a flood. Slide10:  6. How can we support the most effective service? What are the best short-term and long term solutions? Slide11:  7. Contact an AMURT Disaster Relief Director: Ask Questions to find out more about the situation and how to take the most effective action By email, contact: jclark@amurt.net and they will connect you with a dsiaster relief team leader at relief sites What Action Plan to Choose?:  What Action Plan to Choose? How will victims build a secure life? Define Immediate needs and effective action What are long-term solutions that build sustainable futures? 8. Decide on a project in consultation with the relief organization. Make a plan, form teams, andamp; take action! Slide13:  9. Implement a project with your classroom to raise funds or take other means of action to educate people, offer your services, and continue to communicate and work with relief and community development projects Slide14:  Think about what you have learned. Have you been effective at investigating the disaster? Was your service project effective? What did you learn about working together? What skills did you use in this project? What did you learn about yourself? Slide15:  What do you believe will happen after the disaster? . . . . Why? Think about government impacts, economic impacts, cultural and ethnic impacts, educational impacts, ecological impacts, and social impacts          2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 What is the best scenario . . . . the worst scenario, and the most realistic scenario? Build a case for your perspective. Slide16:  Disaster Relief  • Sustainable Development • Community Service AMURT is one of the few voluntary organizations of Third World origin, - founded in India in 1965. AMURT has a network of teams in 85 countries that meet development and disaster needs anywhere in the world. We play a useful role in helping the poor to gain greater control over their lives. For us, development is human exchange: people sharing wisdom, knowledge and experience to build a better world. AMURT is a legal nonprofit organization (501c3). It is registered with FEMA andamp; the United Nations, andamp; cooperates with other agencies in offering services. Mid-Wife training in Burkina Faso, Africa AMURT Global Network:www.amurt.org Slide17:  AMURTEL was formed in 1975 to respond to issues faced by women and children in their struggle to develop. AMURTEL raises the standard of health and education of women and their children. Programs assist women to gain self-determination www.amurtel.org. . The Lotus Center in Mongolia combines an orphanage for hundreds of children with schools and agricultural and economic development projects. Website Study Resources:  • 'AN UNNATURAL DISASTER: A CRITICAL RESOURCE GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS' http://www.nycore.org/curricula.html From the New York Collective of Radical Education: A comprehensive investigation into the government mis-manageement, political motivation, disaster mismanagement, racial nature of the relief work and the issues of civil rights, ecological sustainability, and media manipulation - connected to the history of the civil rights movement and government treatment of minorities. • HURRICANE KATRINA FROM WIKiPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina A comprehensive resource guide about the climatological, governmental, civil defence, racial, historical, disaster relief community, and ecological facts of the hurricane Website Study Resources Slide19:  Additional Study Resources LSU Hurricane Katrina Information Resources http://www.lsu.edu/faculty/mccarthy/katrina.htm Comprehensive guide to facts, resources, nonprofit and government agencies and up to date information Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mississippi_Flood_of_1927 Comprehensive facts, resources and social dynamics about the Great Flood of 1927 Teacher's Guide: Suggestions for Active Learning: The Fatal Flood of 1927 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/flood/sfeature/sf_levee.html Comprehensive teacher’s guide to curriculum units on the ecological, historical, political, economic and racial nature of the Flood of 1927 Slide20:  'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.' Margaret Mead - anthropologist

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