Kids report on the crisis in Haiti, one year later
By Amanda on January 12th, 2011
Today marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 250,000 people and left a nation in ruins. It’s a time to reflect on what happened a year ago, and a somber reminder that there is still so much work to be done to help the country recover.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that the Scholastic Kids Press Corps special report on the Haiti earthquake was the top news story of 2010 for kids – and it’s clear that kids today are still interested in the most recent news about Haiti and ways they can help. With that in mind, the Kids Press Corps presents an updated special report, Crisis in Haiti: One Year Later. Our hardworking team of kid reporters once again stepped up to deliver comprehensive news about Haiti’s recovery efforts – without any of the sometimes-too-intense images and coverage that you see in mainstream news.
Kids can learn about the current conditions in Haiti, what the earthquake’s devastation means for endangered species, books and author interviews about the healing process, and ways that local communities are stepping up to aid recovery efforts. We’ll continue to add more stories in the days ahead, and we hope that this special report will serve as a valuable resource for kids, teachers, and parents looking to learn more about the Haiti crisis in an age-appropriate way.
Image Copyright: Olav Saltbones / Norwegian Red Cross (p-HTI0319).
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