Elementary, Middle Grade
Animal Instinct, Ethics & Civics, Natural Disasters, Man-Made Disasters, First Aid, Rescue Efforts, Weather
Each I SURVIVED book tells the story of one of history’s most terrifying events, through the eyes of a kid who lived to tell the tale. A mix of real history and thrilling plots will take you into the midst of events that have shaped our world, from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the Nazi Invasions of 1944 to the Joplin tornado of 2011. Each character will face life-or-death challenges to discover that even in history’s darkest moments, hope stays alive.
What Supplies Would You Need to Survive?
Through discussion and playing a resource card trading game, students can evaluate how useful different items could be post-disaster.
The characters in the I Survived books experience extreme disaster scenarios and display great resourcefulness. Research skills necessary for survival and then present your findings to the class.
For Further Reading
After reading from the I Survived series, students might want to learn more about the events in the story. STEM Read recommends a few recent releases on our Reading List.
Lauren Tarshis’s acclaimed and bestselling I Survived series, which has more than 21 million copies in print to date, tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and comprehensive research to topics such as the sinking of the Titanic, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In addition to being an author, Lauren is the editor of Storyworks, an acclaimed national language arts classroom magazine for grades 4-6 and the newly-launched Storyworks Jr. for grade 3. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at laurentarshis.com.