Part One: Up to 2010
Discover that Haiti has multiple stories of which the earthquake story is a single element
Find out more about earthquakes and their effects by extracting information from factual texts
Devise questions about earthquakes and use card games, dominoes and/or a quiz to extend vocabulary.
Explore Haiti's history through reading activities and role play
Study the different language used by UK and Haitian newspapers to report on the earthquake.
For use with lessons 1-5.
Part Two: 2011-2014
Consider how media stories change over time.
Take on the journalists' role of taking accurate notes when story gathering.
Create a newspaper report based on direct and reported speech of earthquake survivors.
Use short facts about earthquake survivors to introduce one another in character.
Explore the language and devices used in a persuasive leaflet about urban gardening in Port-au-Prince.
Lessons 11 & 12
Produce a creative piece to share stories about earthquake survivors.
For use with lessons 6-12.