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Sandra Porter

"And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard, And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall. "
- BoB Dylan

Tired of Simpson reruns and the exploits of Friends?

[From the WSTA]

NOVA is broadcasting an entire series of shows on hurricanes, Katrina, and what the experts predicted would happen should a hurricane ever hit New Orleans. Check out the schedule below.

NOVA Presents "Storm That Drowned a City"
Broadcast: Tuesday, September 12, 2006
(NOVA airs on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings as
broadcast dates and times may vary. This program can be used up to
one year after it is recorded off the air.)

Watch the Program
View the entire program online, divided into six chapters.

The Man Who Knew
Read what hurricane expert Ivor van Heerden predicted would
happen if a hurricane like Katrina hit New Orleans and what he
had to say after his predictions came true. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

A 300-Year Struggle
Trace the historical path of New Orleans' ever-worsening
struggle to keep out water. (Grades 9-12)

Anatomy of Katrina
Track the hurricane from its birth in the open ocean through its
catastrophic encounter with the Gulf Coast. (Flash plug-in
required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

How New Orleans Flooded
Follow the progression of flooding incidents that precipitated
the worst natural disaster in American history. (Flash plug-in
required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 9-12)

Map the Flood
Map the effect Katrina would have had on your city.
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Program Transcript
The site includes a complete narration for this program.

Even better, there's a teachers e-mail bulletin that you can get, that lets you know about upcoming shows. You can sign up here: