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Earthquake Terror
 
 
Author: Peg Kehret
 
Ages: 9-12
 
Topic: Brothers & Sisters, Disasters, Earthquakes, Families, Pets, Physical Disabilities, Survival
 
Genre: Action & Adventure Fiction 
 
Summary 
The Palmer family is all ready for an exciting camping vacation on an isolated island in northern California. While on a hike, their mother falls and breaks her ankle. The father heads to the nearest hospital with the mother, while twelve-year-old Jonathan stays on the island with his partially paralyzed younger sister, Abby. The family dog is there to help. When an earthquake hits the island, Jonathan is faced with many problems while trying to keep his sister safe.
Beyond the Book
Use the Internet Connections below to find resources needed to complete the following activities:
  • Try some online earthquake activities http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/earthquakes_activity.htm
  • Write a newspaper article or script for a TV report about the earthquake and the Palmer family adventure.
  • Make a list of items to have available all the time for a weather emergency.
  • Make a list of dog heroes you have read about.
  • Discuss the challenges people with disabilities might face.
  • Identify the most likely places in California for future earthquakes.
  • Find out whether you're likely to have an earthquake in your area.
  • Create a model showing how an earthquake works.
Internet Connections 
Earthquakes
http://eduscapes.com/42explore/quakes.htm

Earthquakes

http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/earthquakes.html
Understanding Earthquakes
http://www.crustal.ucsb.edu/ics/understanding/
USGA Earthquake Information
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/
Earthquake Home Preparedness Guide
http://www.eqe.com/publications/homeprep/index.html
California Rockin' and Rollin'
http://hometown.aol.com/carocksnrolls/index.html
Thematic Unit: Disasters ( pdf file; Math & science; 8th grade; Earthquake Terror)
http://www.scteachers.org/scteachers/Resources/LessonPlans/pdf/matDisasters.pdf
Eathquakes Theme Page
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/quakes.htm
 
Webquests on Earthquakes:
Earthquake by Louise Jaskoski
http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/sullivan/colonial/equakes.htm
Discovering Earthquakes
http://earthview.sdsu.edu/trees/quakequest1.html
Earthquake Webquest (Grade 3-9)
http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/earthquake.htm
Earthquakes in Illinois?
http://home.sullivan.k12.il.us/teachers/brunner/Earthquake.htm
Earthquakes Mammoth Lakes Area Webquest
http://www.can-do.com/uci/lessons98/Earthquakes.html
 
Lessons on Earthquakes:
Earthquakes and the Behavior of Earth Matherial http://www.owu.edu/~mggrote/pp/geology/c_earthquakes.html
Getting Ready for the Big One (Grade 6-8)
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/earthquakes-gettingready/index.html
Learn From the Past: Prepare for the future (Grades 9-12)
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/earthquakes/index.html
A Number of Lessons on Earthquakes:
http://www.homeschoollearning.com/units/unit_09-25-01.shtml
 
 
Author and Book Connections 
Explore information about the author of the book:
Peg Kehret's Own site
http://users.owt.com/kehretbp/
Author Study
http://emints.more.net/ethemes/resources/S00000300.html
Meet Peg Kehret
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/kehret.html

More information about Peg Kehret Books (Slow coming up)

http://www.pegkehret.com/More%20Info.html#secret

Read other books by the same author:

Saving Lilly
My Brother Make Me Do It
I'm Not who You Thing I Am
Secret Journey
Cages
Danger at the Fair
Sisters Long Ago
The Blizzard Disaster
Deadly Stranger
Small Steps : The Year I Got Polio
The Richest Kids in Town
Searching for Candlestick Park
Terror at the Zoo
Don't Go Near Mrs. Tallie
The Ghost That Followed Us Home
Horror at the Haunted House
Night of Fear
Nightmare Mountain
Frightmares (Series)
 
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