giving thanks to the heroes of hurricane sandy

Giving Thanks to the Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

“During the darkness of the storm, I also think we saw what is brightest in America.” – President Barack Obama

You may have heard about the devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to millions of people in late October, 2012. Perhaps your family or someone you know was impacted?

As is the case with any tragedy, there are also many stories of hope.  Most often, hope is provided by courageous, giving and caring people who take action to help the people in need.   Watch the video above to learn about some true heroes of Hurricane Sandy.

While firefighters, nurses, police and volunteers from the Red Cross are often the first to respond, anyone can provide help. Perhaps you are one of these people?  Or perhaps you could be one of them?  See below for ideas on how you can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Take Action:

Additional Resources:

Here is a great IMK post with quotes about heroes

Here are some IMK posts that tell wonderful stories of heroism.

Topics for Discussion:

  • Why are the nurses mentioned in the video above heroes?
  • What is your definition of a hero?  Who are your heroes?

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.


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