Using WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII as a backdrop, students will determine how catastrophic events can have not only a negative effect, but also a positive effect. Students will also investigate the role that individuals play in world history and how individuals can sometimes have an immense impact both negatively and positively. To transfer their new knowledge, students will research the positive effects, negative effects, and individuals associated with various catastrophic events of the last 40-50 years.Repository CitationRodriguez, Hillary, "Positive Consequences of Catastrophic Events?" (2014). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 276.http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/educ_understandings/276Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.