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Window to the World: Haiti

Year 7 Integrated

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Caritas Australia

In January 2010, the third deadliest earthquake in history devastated Haiti, killing over 300,000 people and leaving over one million homeless. Over these past five years, Caritas has been supporting the Haitian people to rebuild the country and improve living conditions.

BBC Country Profile- Haiti

    

Haiti became the world's first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in a series of wars in the early 19th century.

YouTube

In the year following the devastating Haitian earthquake child rights organisation Plan International commissioned a photojournalist to train and work with 22 Haitian teenagers. Over the course of two weeks these young people documented the world through their own eyes. Music by Haitian singer-song writer Belo.

A recent report from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization shows the pace of deforestation worldwide slowed in the last decade. Clearing land for farming remains the leading cause of deforestation. But in Haiti, the loss of tree cover -- and the erosion that results -- have made it much harder for farmers to grow food. It's a major contributor to the country's hunger problems. But VOA's Steve Baragona found efforts are underway to try to return trees to Haiti's denuded hills.

Map- Haiti

   

World Map- Haiti

Images

CIA World Factbook

All you need to know about Haiti

Google Earth

Google Earths a geobrowser that accesses satellite and aerial imagery, ocean bathymetry, and other geographic data over the internet to represent the Earth as a three-dimensional globe.

CARE Australia

CARE has worked in Haiti, providing emergency support and sustainable programs, since 1954. The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 is one of the modern world’s worst disasters, killing over 220,000 people and leaving another 300,000 injured.

Oxfam Australia

Oxfam has provided access to water, latrines and showers to more than 100,000 people in Haiti.

Red Cross Australia

   

Green Cross Australia

            

Green Cross Australia is joining Global Green USA (our American affiliate) to respond to the tragic disaster in Haiti by providing our expertise and creating partnerships to help sustainably rebuild Haiti's devastated homes, schools and communities in the months and years ahead.