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Primary Sources in Science Classrooms: Severe Weather and Community Resilience

Posted by: Danna Bell

Throughout human history, communities have contended with the consequences and costs of severe weather. Recent discourse about climate, sea levels, and weather events include both national and local-level conversations about building community resilience in response to severe weather. Primary sources can initiate deep learning about severe weather and community preparedness and responses.

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Primary Sources in Science Classrooms: Coal River and Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems

Posted by: Danna Bell

Individually and collectively humans exert both positive and negative influences on Earth's systems. Teachers and students studying the interactions among Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere and related human activity can explore images, manuscripts, and recorded oral history interviews from the Coal River community in West Virginia.