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1: Before The Quakes 2-3 After the Quakes 4-5 News Clippings 6-8 Documents 9-10 Artifacts 11-12 Personal Letters 13-15 Works Consulted and Additional Photos 16-17 | Table Of Contents

2: A Time of Peace | The National Palace | The National Palace is located in Port-au-Prince facing Place L'Ouverture near the Champs de Mars and is the official residence of the Haitian president.

3: The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption | The Streets of Haiti Before The Earthquake

4: Ruins

5: Help Is On The Way | The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded

6: News Article's | This article is explaining what exactly happened in Haiti with a descriptive overview of the quake.

7: This article is about the aftermath of the earthquake 6 months later.

8: This article was released to inform kids in school about what to do in case of an earthquake

9: 1987 CONSTITUTION OF HAITI -------------------------------------- PREAMBLE | The Haitian people proclaim this constitution in order to: Ensure their inalienable and imprescriptible rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; in conformity with the Act of Independence of 1804 and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man of 1948. Constitute a socially just, economically free, and politically independent Haitian nation. | Establish a strong and stable State, capable of protecting the country's values, traditions, sovereignty, independence and national vision. Implant democracy, which entails ideological pluralism and political rotation and affirm the inviolable rights of the Haitian people. Strengthen national unity by eliminating all discrimination between the urban and rural populations, by accepting the community of languages and culture and by recognizing the right to progress, information, education, health, employment and leisure for all citizens. | Ensure the separation and the harmonious distribution of the powers of the State at the service of the fundamental interests and priorities of the Nation. Set up a system of government based on fundamental liberties, and the respect for human rights, social peace, economic equity, concerted action and participation of all the people in major decisions affecting the life of a nation, through effective decentralization.

10: The National Anthem

11: Hatian Vodoo Artifacts that are currently in a museum.

12: Hatian Money | Stone Arrow Heads

13: Personal Letters | Dear Dad, I am doing all right the weather down here was mid 80’s when we first arrived, but then as we traveled up the mountains to tour the island the temperature dropped to the 60’s and was still just as humid. The land is in very bad shape as many farmlands and cities are ruined because of the earthquake and they need all the help they can get here. Most of the people here are catholic which is good for me because if I ever need to I can go to church, maybe even with some of the locals. I am starting to learn the language here Haitian Creole, but it’s pretty difficult and also some people speak French, but I have no intention of trying to learn that. The communities here are very close with each other and the houses are built with whatever materials they have and can use. One important thing I learned quickly here is that personal greetings are very important to the Haitians, when someone enters a room they are expected to physically great each individually. I have much to learn and have a lot of helping to do, but as usual I will try my best at everything I encounter. I will still write to you and hope everything is ok at home. Sincerely, DJ Crilly

14: Dear Mom, For the first few months, a male technician working for a local nongovernmental organization took me under his wing. I accompanied him to the farmers' properties and began to get to know a few of the farmers this way. After some time mostly observing their work, I began to ask my own questions and make my own suggestions. I found the technician less responsive to me than the farmers were. I knew that I would have to make my break from the technician soon, or the locals would never listen to me. I took advantage of the days when the technician did not come up the mountain to work with the farmer’s one on one. I would help the farmers with their work, talking about projects and possibilities for their land. I asked many questions and learned much more alone with the farmers than when I was with the technician. Nevertheless, in the first six months, I got very little accomplished with the men. In the meantime, I started a home-garden workshop for the women, to strengthen the existing gardens. We had weekly meetings and demonstrations, and each week worked in a different garden. Sincerely, DJ Crilly

15: Dear James, It's cold today and raining. I am cooking with rainwater culled from the bucket I stuck out in the front yard. Pasta and beans, a flour tortilla. Simple stuff. Some cocido tea with powdered milk and a touch of honey that my friend Bubba cultivates down the road. When it rains, it is even harder to get water. Usually, I would take the 10-minute walk down to the arroyo—stream—and pull water out of the spring, just as all my female neighbors do. Only the women carry water here—in heavy buckets balanced on their heads. They tried to teach me how to pull off this amazing feat, but I can only get the bucket to my shoulder. Being a farm woman in Paraguay is physically taxing, and you'd think they'd all look like the Incredible Hulk, but they don't. I admire the local farm women for their fortitude and only wish I could be so incredible. When I first got here, everyone commented on how fine and smooth my hands were. Funny, no one's been saying it lately. Sincerely, DJ Crilly

16: Collapsed Building. N.d. JPEG file. This photo shows a building that was destroyed from the earthquake and people are walking around in the street to get away from the ruptured building. This is a great photo because it shows how the cities and streets were effected from the earthquake. Earthquake-war aftermath. N.d. JPEG file. This photo is very gloom and has a dark spin to it which is good because it shows the aftermath of not only the earthquake, but also the war. This photo shows only one guy who is looking at all this wreckage that is the outcome of these disasters. Haiti refugee. N.d. JPEG file. This photo is in black and white and shows a child hiding under a bush because she is a refugee from Haiti and has no where to stay. The earthquake left many people homeless including children. Haiti Victim. N.d. JPEG file. This is a very dark image because it has a man laying on a stretcher while a doctor is checking his heart. The man is clearly hurt from the earthquake and this image shows the darker side of the aftermath. Helping Soldier. N.d. JPEG file. This is a photo of a soldier helping a injured women who is sitting down in a chair while the soldier is giving her water as she rests. This photo is another example of how the army is helping out the victims in Haiti Holding Hands. N.d. JPEG file. This photo shows how the U.S. troops are helping out those in Haiti which is really important to know that people are helping them. This photo captures the love and affection that not only the army is shoing but also the people they are helping.

17: Man with Cow. N.d. JPEG file. This is a simple photo of a man with cow, but what it’s actually showing the shortage of supplies that they have because of the earthquake. The land in the background shows a bunch of trench’s and ditches that were created from the natural disaster People walking . N.d. JPEG file. This photo not only has a cool effect to it, but it also shows the landscape of Haiti and how rugged and barren it is. This photo also shows the clothes they wear and how poor they are and don’t have shoes. Plane . N.d. JPEG file. This picture is really powerful because it shows that giant planes are dropping off cargo to those in Haiti that need help. This picture can definately touch someone which is why I am going to use it. Ruins. N.d. JPEG file. This photo is another dark and gloom photo shot in black and white which has a person in the front and behind them is nothing but ruins. There is destroyed buildings which look to be really old, but are probably recent buildings which have collapsed from the earthquake. Cressey, Daniel. "The Haiti Earthquake in Depth : Nature News." Nature Publishing Group : Science Journals, Jobs, and Information. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. . "Haiti: Constitution, 1987." Political Database of the Americas - Georgetown University. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. .

18: Monday, Tim Padgett. "How to Survive an Earthquake: Drop, Cover vs. Triangle - The Haiti Earthquake - TIME." Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. . "The National Anthem of Haiti: La Dessalinienne." Traveling Haiti .com. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. . News, Matthew Price BBC. "BBC News - Quake-stricken Haiti Bears Scars Six Months on." BBC - Homepage. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. . "Haiti." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 08 Apr. 2011. .

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