The learners will identify those natural disasters that could befall their state and/or local area, and discuss the impact that these disasters could have in terms of human, property, and/or capital losses. They will also explore forewarning/alert and preparedness programs, as well as the role of community capital, in helping to reduce the impact of such disasters.

The learners will become aware of human need brought about by natural disasters and will compare domestic experiences with parallel events on the other side of the world.

This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.  As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an emotionally devastating place. Their story is replete with examples of heroism and concern for others in the face of unspeakable sorrow. 

by D'Ann Roher with edits by Brea Reimer 



Biodiversity is the number and variety of living organisms within a specific geographical region. These organisms work together to create a thriving and productive ecosystem.


Biographical Highlights

Sunderlal Bahuguna is an eco-activist (an eco-activist is a person who works to address ecological problems then challenges the system that created the problem and works to bring healthy...