"I Had To Teach Hard": Traumatic Conditions and Teachers in Post-Katrina Classrooms. (2010). High School Journal, 94(1), 28-39. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
The Writer: No author was listed. The Publication: High School Journal is a publication that comes out in order to serve educators but providing articles about stories and studies conducted about the process of education in adverse conditions. The Writing: This article shows how Katrina affected the education and public school system of Louisiana, and how it is the responsibility of educators to create a better environment for the children and carry them through that disaster. The Use: I will use this article to showcase the tough times that Katrina brought on the social and education systems of Louisiana, New Orleans in particular, demonstrating that it is up to the people to restore these institutions and bring life back to normal.
Primary Productivity in Mississippi. Earth Interactions, 14(14), 1-12. doi:10.1175/2010EI292.1
The Writer: Ambinakudige is an assistant professor of Geography and Geosciences at MSU, and Sami Khanal is one of his students. Their proximity to the region that was affected by Hurricane Katrina, as well as their concentration in geosciences, makes them uniquely qualified to handle these questions. Publication: Earth Interactions is a journal that publishes articles primarily about geosciences and biology, and how they are affected by human interaction.
They publish primarily research articles and data reports that are well-researched. The Writing: This article examines how Hurricane Katrina affected the Gulf Coast’s ecology, particularly net primary productivity, which is how much carbon dioxide is absorbed into plants. With the reduced plant life after the hurricane, CO2 levels will rise dramatically. The Use: I will likely use this paper to determine and verify the extent of the damage that was done to the landscape of the Southern part of America during Hurricane Katrina, and how those effects will have lasting consequences.
Bender, L. C., Howden, S. D., Dodd, D. D., & Guinasso, N. L. (2010). Wave Heights during.
Hurricane Katrina: An Evaluation of PPP and PPK Measurements of the Vertical Displacement of the GPS Antenna. Journal of Atmospheric & Oceanic Technology, 27(10), 1760-1768. doi:10.1175/2010JTECHO761.1
The Writers: Bender, L. C., Howden, S. D., Dodd, D. D., & Guinasso, N. L. are all meteorologists and have written papers together for this journal before on these sorts of subjects, such as wave heights and Hurricane Katrina. The Publication: The Journal of Atmospheric & Oceanic Technology focuses on academic and scholarly journals in the sciences, especially in regards to technology used in the measurement of phenomenon in the ocean and the Earth’s atmosphere. The Writing: The authors used this study to note that there were large wave heights experienced during the torrential winds and rains of Hurricane Katrina – this was achieved with GPS antennas and receivers. The Use: I will likely use this in the paper as added background to show just how devastating the weather and water was to New Orleans and its surrounding areas during Hurricane Katrina.
Fenwick, A. (2010). All Eyes on New Orleans. U.S. News & World Report, 147(1), 42-46. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
The Writer: Alexandra Fenwick is a New York-based journalist, often writing about political and health-related issues for a variety of publications. The Publication: U.S. News and World Report is one of the most highly regarded trade publications in the country, and is usually regarded very highly as a quality news source. The Writing: The school system in New Orleans was affected deeply by Katrina, charter schools replacing a lot of normal schools. This discusses the importance of that fact, and how it impacts the lives of children in New Orleans. The Use: I will probably use this article as well as the park article to showcase how children’s lives have been negatively affected as a result of the hurricane.
Rung, A. L., Broyles, S. T., Mowen, A. J., Gustat, J., & Sothern, M. S. (2011). Escaping to and being active in neighbourhood parks: park use in a post-disaster setting. Disasters, 35(2), 383-403. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01217.x
The Writers: Rung et al. are researchers and teachers in the New Orleans area, particularly interested in how parks are used as active community centers. The Publication: Disasters is a trade publication focusing on the impact of natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, so they would be a reputable source for this type of information. The Writing: In this study, the authors investigated how flood victims are more interested in having an escape and maintaining physical activity, which is where parks could come in as a possible solution. The Use: I will use this paper to demonstrate the attitude and possible solutions for activities for Hurricane Katrina victims, showing how they can start to move on with their lives.
Solnit, R. (2010). RECONSTRUCTING THE STORY OF THE STORM. (Cover story). Nation, 291(11), 11-17. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
The Writers: Rebecca Solnit is an acclaimed writer of non-fiction, writing on many subjects like art, the environment and politics. She has a great deal of experience writing nonfiction and exploring social issues, so she would be the perfect authority for this. The Publication: Nation is a political journal that specializes in the socioeconomic viewpoint of a variety of current events. They would be a great resource for accredited authors and their research pieces. The Writing: In this article, Solnit goes over the importance of the memories provided by the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and how they can help prevent or get ready for disasters that happen in the future. It especially takes a look at the negative way in which African Americans were portrayed by the media and officials during the disaster. The Use: This is to further outline the problems that were set upon the people of New Orleans, and how they had bigger issues to deal with than just the storm. This is to outline a greater sense of purpose to the improvements needed to be made on post-Katrina New Orleans.