“Proud to be a Canadian” by Patty Tyson

Book Review:

When Patty Tyson went to Haiti to help children who had been affected by the earthquake, she had no idea that her passport would save her life. In this educational story of Patty’s firsthand experience of the Haiti earthquake, Patti Tyson states that she is proud to be a Canadian.

Literacy Connections: 
 
Haiti Earthquake Explained:
 
    On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7 earthquake, causing widespread devastation. The earthquake’s epicenter
 
was about 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city. Many countries, including Canada, immediately
 
organized disaster response teams to help those injured, missing, or dead as a result of the quake.  The quake
destroyed houses, schools, hospitals, and even the National Palace in Port-au-Prince.  Almost a year later, the city is still without
enough food, medical supplies, clean water, and shelters to adequately care for its citizens.
 
 
Canadian Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities:
Books:

Hope For Haiti by Jesse Watson – Link

Earthquake in Haiti by Miriam Aronin – Link

 

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