The Blizzard of 1888
Short excerpt from America’s Library article:
|Jacob Friesen and the Blizzard of 1888
How much do you know about your local history? The fourth-graders at the Heartland Community School in Henderson, Nebraska, researched their local history and discovered a hero.
I. Vocabulary words from this article:
Click here for vocabulary matching exercise.
II. Pre-Reading Questions
What is a blizzard?
What would you do to stay safe in a blizzard?
III. Reading Time
Idaho–Land of Contrasts
When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.
IV. Post-Reading Questions
1. The children’s hero was their own father.
(True or False?)
2. How did the children’s mother help them find their way home?
a. She went out to look for them.
b. She placed a lamp in the window.
c. She kept them warm in a haystack.
d. She called out their names.
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