Disasters and Tragedies

Expand/Collapse Disasters and Tragedies

Programs from the series WV @ 150 dealing with disasters and tragedies are included in this collection.

  • Silver Bridge Collapse

    Explore the history of the Silver Bridge from its construction to its collapse.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Eccles Mine Disaster

    Examine the causes of the Eccles Mine disaster and its impact on coal mining safety.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Buffalo Creek Flood

    Learn the causes of the Buffalo Creek flood and analyze its impact on the surrounding community.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

    Trace the events surrounding the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Farmington Mine Disaster

    Examine the causes of the Farmington Mine disaster the the impact on the community.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Hawks Nest Tunnel

    Examine the tragedy associated with the building of the Hawks Nest Tunnel.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Sago Mine Disaster

    Explore the tragedy which took place at the Sago mine.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Monongah Mine Disaster

    Examine the impact of the Monongah mine disaster on labor relations and laws in West Virginia.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Marshall University Plane Crash

    Discover the impact the crash of the plane carrying the Marshall University football team had on the school and the community.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Flood of 1985

    Examine the impact of widespread flooding in West Virginia in 1985.

    Grades: 6-12