Teaching About Haiti

Note: I took these resources from an e-mail from Sharon J. Washington, Executive Director of the National Writing Project. I'm posting these here because I want to make sure my friends who are teachers (and parents) know about them.

Take a look at Edwidge Danticat’s, the award-winning Haitian author, essay, "In the Snow," which was the opening piece in Words Have No Borders: Student Voices on Immigration, Language and Culture, published by the College Board's National Commission on Writing in collaboration with the National Writing Project (http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2898).

Resources for Teaching About Haiti


The New York Times Earthquake Multimedia Collection


Haiti in Ink and Tears: A Literary Sampler


Ms. Washington also offered this address for those who want to contribute donations: http://www.whitehouse.gov/HaitiEarthquake