Where Was God?
It's a tough question. Tsunamis only sharpen it. Teachers are likely to have to deal with it.
Here are some articles from this week that deal with it (might not agree; questions better than answers; might trigger your own thinking though):
Wall Street Journal
The Guardian (London)
Sunday Morning Herald (Australia)
Jewish points of view? Be careful, some of things written and spoken this past week in the "name of Torah" are nothing but perversions of the word of God. However, do see Rav S.R. Hirsch to Tehillim 22:2 ("Keli, Keli lama azavtani...").
Finally, here's a lesson about the power of education.