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1964 Alaska Earthquake
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This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what happened during the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 through original footage, first-person accounts, and animations illustrating plate tectonics.

Subject:
Geology
Geoscience
Physical Science
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Authentic resource - Guatemalan volcano eruption
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This article provides a variety of opportunities to teach grammar in context as well as vocabulary found in units on emergencies, and natural disasters, etc. In particular, paragraphs 6-10 are a narrative of the events on the day of the eruption.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
07/18/2018
Band of Brothers
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Natural disasters require communities to work together. Students will: come up with a definition of community and discuss the different the communities they are a part of; talk about a time they have helped someone in their community and why; watch a video clip of a group of young boys helping their community in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami; discuss what it feels like to help people and how it feels to receive help; discuss a time the students worked together to achieve a goal; come up with ideas of how to help people who are affected by natural disasters.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Date Added:
06/28/2012
Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
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Has your attention recently been caught by news of coastal catastrophes such as hurricanes and tsunamis? Do you wonder why so many coastal communities in the world are vulnerable to flooding and other coastal hazards? Have you considered what coastal flood protections cities like Houston and Miami will need in the future to protect their residents? This course will provide a better understanding of these phenomena. We present a global perspective of coastal landscapes, the geologic processes responsible for their formation, and ways that society responds to hazards like sea level rise and catastrophic weather events. You will participate in active learning exercises such as analyzing real-world datasets and applying critical thinking to real-world societal problems while investigating a coastal community.

Subject:
Applied Science
Biology
Career and Technical Education
Ecology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Brent Yarnal
Dinah Maygarden
Tim Bralower
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Create Your Own Life Straw
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You are preparing your family’s emergency kits in case there is a need to leave your home quickly, or stay in your home without electricity or water. You need to be able to create an emergency supply kit that includes a lightweight water filtration device that is low cost. This will provide you with clean water regardless of your water source.

In this project, you will gain knowledge of natural disaster preparedness through the Red Cross Pillowcase project. You will research and experiment with the water cycle to learn how water is naturally filtered. You will then design and build a water filtration device that could filter water in an emergency situation.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Lane County STEM Hub
Provider Set:
Content in Context SuperLessons
Author:
Amanda Zacharek
Nicola Shaddon
Date Added:
06/24/2017
Earthquake Hazards Around You
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Students chose a room where they spend a significant amount of time. Next, they assess the room for earthquake hazards, create a map depicting where these hazards are located, and finally, describe what would happen during an earthquake for a given intensity.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Kelli Wakefield
Date Added:
01/20/2023
Economics of Disasters
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This set of lessons looks at a variety of natural disasters from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to Hurricane Katrina in our too-recent memory, to fears of avian flu pandemics that haunt the future through the lens of economic analysis. The contexts were chosen to facilitate the teaching of economic reasoning principles not only in economics courses, but also in history and the other social studies disciplines. Each lesson addresses a question that reflects people's compassionate reaction to news of disaster and develops one or two key tools of economic analysis in answering that question. Case studies of past disasters provide real-world illustrations. Mandated content standards and testing have kicked 'current events' days from the social studies classroom calendar, transforming disasters from 'teachable moments' to curricular inconvenience. Using the economic way of thinking to sift through the chaos of natural disasters, however, reveals threads of uniformity running through the litany of horrors and devastation unique to each event. Once identified, the common features of past disasters form a template for analyzing 'the next one,' allowing teachers to quickly incorporate today's unexpected news into the planned curriculum outline.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Extreme Weather Conditions and Natural Disasters
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In this lesson on extreme weather conditions and natural disasters, students will research and present information about the definition, causes, consequences, and recent statistics of various weather-related phenomena. Through group work, presentations, and a reflective follow-up activity, they will deepen their understanding of these topics and their impact on human life and the natural environment. The lesson follows task based learning framework. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Maria Streletcaia
Date Added:
03/25/2024
Global Cityscope - Disaster Planning and Post-Disaster Rebuilding and Recovery
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This class is designed to expose you to the cycles of disasters, the roots of emergency planning in the U.S., how to understand and map vulnerabilities, and expose you to the disaster planning in different contexts, including in developing countries.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Abbanat, Cherie Miot
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Grade 4: Natures Wonders and Woes Alternate Education Framework Remix
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These introductory plans will springboard students into the fictional text, Night of the Twister.  This modified text, and informational PowerPoint featuring four natural disasters, was inspired by a real event that happened in Nebraska in 1980.  The modified text was created using more simplistic language while keeping the main idea intact.  Students will recount events and analyze characteristics that define natural disasters, while answering the overarching unit question: How do natural disasters impact us? This set of lessons is intended to span between 5-10 instructional periods and will also set the stage for specific learning structures and routines.  Students will use response strategies to identify how nature can impact us.  Through reading and discussion, students will cite key details and make inferences based evidence that support the main idea of portions of the text read.  Included are examples of text dependent questions and sample questions to guide instruction.  Contained in this plan are day-by-day lessons.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lisa Johnson
MSDE Admin
Nancy Schmitt
Date Added:
08/15/2018
How do we really know what's inside the Earth? - Imaging Earth's interior with seismic waves
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In this multi-step lab, students explore the concepts of seismic wave propagation through materials with different mechanical properties, and examine seismic evidence from a recent earthquake to infer Earth's internal structure and composition. They calculate the diameter of Earth's core by comparing a model to recorded seismic data, then explore mechanical differences between the lithosphere and the asthenosphere, and then examine models of the boundary between the lithosphere and the asthenosphere. This lab is designed to be done with an instructor present to answer questions and guide students to conclusions.

Subject:
Geology
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
John Taber
Date Added:
01/20/2023
Human Use of the Environment
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Geography 430 is an active, creative learning community focused around understanding the changing relationships between people and their environments, the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, strategies for building a more sustainable world, and the methods and approaches that scholars have used to understand human-environment interactions. The primary course objectives are to help geographers, earth scientists, and other professionals to deepen their appreciation for the complexity of human-environment systems and to develop skills that allow them to interpret, analyze, and communicate effectively regarding human-environment interactions in their lives as students, professionals, and citizens.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Cultural Geography
Ecology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Travis Tennessen
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Impact of Natural Disasters on the Earth
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This activity is a student based inquiry looking at various natural disasters and their impact.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Geoscience
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Judy Radke
Date Added:
08/16/2012
An Introduction to Global Health - Injuries and Disaster (7:55)
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In the past 100 years deaths from natural disasters have decreased by more than half, despite a more than 4-fold population growth during the same time. What is it that we have learnt?
Get transcript for video here: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/module/58789/overview

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Karolinska Institutet
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global health
Author:
Professor Johan von Schreeb
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Lab: Hurricanes
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Students use a Python script to download position, size and foretasted position and size of hurricanes into a spreadsheet from NOAA hurricane forecasts. They then display the actual and foretasted hurricane positions in ArcMap. Finally students look at which counties in the United States have had the highest amount of hurricane activity. Students display their work in a multi-part map, or a series of maps.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Oceanography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Amanda Schmidt
Jo Martin
Date Added:
01/20/2023
Landslide Hazard Site Assessments
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In this project students will first research the landslide-prone Seattle area using provided websites to gather background and perspective for the second part of the assignment. In the second part of the assignment students evaluate several actual properties in the Seattle area using a city government website that utilizes the GIS mapping system. Following their use of the online map and other suggested resources they will rank the properties in order of relative landslide hazard and provide a written evaluation of their rankings.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Beth Hallauer
Date Added:
01/20/2023
Learning from Hurricane Sandy: What is ResilIence?
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Students create a web and define the word "resilience," read a blog about the resilience of one Brooklyn school community that was hit by Hurricane Sandy, and consider what being prepared and resilient might mean at their own school.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Date Added:
11/15/2012
Mandarin Chinese, Natural Disasters, Intermediate-Mid
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In this activity students will learn about various natural disasters. Students will begin by watching a few news videos about natural disasters in Taiwan, then go through scenario cards discussing how they would handle certain disaster situations.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Mimi Fahnstrom
Camille Daw
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Date Added:
12/11/2019
Modeling Asperities with Spaghetti
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This activity uses a physical model to facilitate students' understanding of elastic deformation of rocks and the episodic nature of motion on a fault, which leads to earthquakes and aftershocks.

Subject:
Geology
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Nicole LaDue
Date Added:
01/20/2023