Haiti Earthquake Facts: Lesson for Kids


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Where is the country of Haiti located?

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1. Earthquakes are caused by the movement of _____ plates.

2. One of the main reasons why there was so much damage in Haiti was because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What causes earthquakes? Why did this earthquake cause so much damage to Haiti? These are the types of questions you could expect to see when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will be expected to know:

  • Where Haiti is located
  • What types of plates move to cause earthquakes
  • Why Haiti suffered so much damage because of this earthquake
  • How many people died in this earthquake
  • Why many people in Haiti are still struggling to recover from this event

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand important information from the lesson, such as why this earthquake resulted in so much damage
  • Information recall - remember how many people died as a result of this earthquake and why many people have still not recovered
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about Haiti's location and what types of plates move to cause earthquakes

Additional Learning

This large earthquake was certainly a tragic event for this small country. You can learn more by using the lesson called Haiti Earthquake Facts: Lesson for Kids, which will give you information about:

  • How many people live in Haiti
  • Haiti's capital city
  • What the earthquake that struck Haiti measured on the Richter Scale
  • Why a similar earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1989 did not cause as much damage