This is a short writing piece to be used on May 31. It can also be used any day you need a quick writing piece!
On November May 31, 1889, a massive flood destroyed the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. At the time, it was largest loss of civilian life in American history. This worksheet briefly describes the flood and the relief effort. This is followed by a writing prompting inviting students to describe how they would help the survivors of the flood.
Great for a bell-ringer or daily writing assignment!