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The burning of San Francisco

[Detail] The burning of San Francisco

Lesson Preparation

Before you begin:

  • Check your library or media center to see what historical fiction and resources are available to support research on American natural disasters.
  • Students should have background in searching the American Memory collections. Refer to "Using Primary Sources" on the Teachers page to assist them.