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Winds of Change: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900


In 1900, Galveston was a booming center of trade and the largest city in the state of Texas. On September 8, 1900, the Galveston Hurricane destroyed the city and claimed the lives of approximately 8,000 people. A new technology, moving images on film, captured the damage caused by the storm.

Using the films taken of the wreckage, including Panorama of East Galveston, this lesson plan explores geography, Texas History and culture, and technological innovations. The lesson targets TEKS in Social Studies for grades 4 through 8.

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