DISASTERS GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Directions: Choose ONE of the general knowledge assignments
You may NOT choose an
assignment that is written in either of the other colors.
Everyone may choose an assignment
written in black.
At least ONE assignment from the
three choices (General Knowledge, Projects and Essential Questions)
chosen in your color menu.
What are the causes of natural disasters
and what effect do they have on the earth? (2 people)
Use Inspiration to list the 10 natural
disasters their causes and effects.
Ancient Civilizations were more
vulnerable to natural disasters than we are today. Is this statement true on all
accounts? Compare the effects of
natural disasters from the past with those of today.
Make up the final for a class on the natural
disaster unit. The final must
include fill-ins, multiple choice, and essay questions. The answer key must be supplied. (2 People)
Numerous natural disasters have occurred over
the past two years. You will
research the disasters and their causes that have occurred over the past
two years. Summarize each one and
tell about it.
What is the difference between a natural
disaster and a man-made disaster? How
are they alike and different? Is one worse that the other? Explain.
Is it true that man-made disasters could be caused by natural
disasters? Could natural disasters
cause man-made disasters? Explain
how this could be.
Group the 10 natural disasters into categories,
water, air, land, etc. Explain how
the groups are similar and different.
analogy is a comparison based on a similarity. The words that are being compared are
not usually similar. Example:
"the operation of a computer presents an interesting analogy to the
working of the brain". Write two
analogies for each of the 10 natural disasters.
- What does
it feel like to be in the midst of a natural disaster? What can people do when faced with this
situation? Write an advice column
explaining the different warning systems that are in place in case of
natural disasters. Include
directions explaining what people should do if they are caught in a
natural disaster and were unable to heed the warnings or there were no
warnings. (2 people)
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