You are living in Chinatown circa 1890 -1907 and you will "experience" the great earthquake and fire.
You will write three postcards "home" to a family member or a friend.
Students will work in pairs or small groups.
Each student will comple a project of 5 cards: Charcter Introduction, Historical Setting + 3 postcards
- Historical Setting
- Character Introduction: Introduce the person you are portraying.
- Postcard 1: Choose a date between 1900 and March 1906.
- Postcard 2: April 18, 1906; 5:12 a.m. in the morning
- Postcard 3: Choose a date between April 18 and Dec. 31, 1906
Use the attached worksheet to gather your notes.
Chinatown Earthquake & Fire