This lesson/presentation provides high interest content and requires students to interpret primary sources – maps and charts, make observations, and explain their thinking. The majority of the information provided in this document is from the story titled SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906 and can be found at the following website: awesomestories.com. This is an amazing resource for all kinds of informational texts and links to primary sources on a vast array of subjects. There is sooo much information in each of the stories found at awesomestories.com, so to make it user friendly for a classroom lesson, I pulled information and links (from awesome stories.com and as well as other sites) relevant to Plate Tectonics and I put them into a presentation format that is streamlined and easy to use. The presentation is a link to a SMORE “flyer”. These are digital “flyers” (presentations) that are very easy to make and use (for FREE). Check out smore.com for more info, I highly recommend this site, both for teacher and for student presentations.