April 28, 2015
It can be hard to talk to kids about disasters. The thought of earthquakes destroying entire villages and rendering cities unrecognizable is terrifying, even to adults. The last thing you want to do in your classroom is inspire nightmares!
But in today’s world, it’s hard to stay protected from tragic news, even when we try. Thanks to a constant stream of media at home, in cars, and even in places like restaurants, kids tend to be exposed to the worse news stories. Many of the kids in your classroom have already heard of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal last week. So what can we do to turn a scary news story into a teachable moment?