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Unit 01 - Natural Disasters

UA Maker Academy, 10/11th grade earth science, 2016-17
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All performance tasks are marked in
ORANGE
and can also be found on Canvas
!
All assignments are marked in
PINK
. Complete each assignment for two different case studies and submit them on Canvas.
PERFORMANCE TASKS
Take me to the feedback survey! https://goo.gl/forms/oxFBPrqAECcpa3BB2
BACKPACK
Your backpack is the place to go for links to Canvas, reading strategies, vocab list, and much more! Click on the magnifying glass to enter.
Any time you see the backpack icon, you can click on it to access its contents. To exit, just zoom out.
BACKPACK
Group: Natural Disaster Mitigation/Response Plan
Work in groups to develop an informational poster outlining a disaster mitigation/response plan for your second case study location.
PERFORMANCE TASKS
DIRECTIONS:

In addition to the case study assignments you must each complete one individual and one group performance task for this unit. Click on the guides below for more info on how to do each task, and where/when to submit submit them. Good luck!
WELCOME TO YOUR BACKPACK!

Link to Canvas: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Rubrics: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Unit checklist: http://goo.gl/4mZM38

Unit vocab list: http://goo.gl/xZufea
QUESTIONS?
Have questions or problems? Send a Canvas message to your teacher.
Take me to Canvas! https://uamaker.instructure.com
CASE STUDIES
ASSIGNMENTS
Case studies are marked in
GREEN
. Click on the center of the pin to explore each one.
You must choose two case studies and complete assignments 1-4 for each one.
CASE STUDY: 2011 TOHOKU TSUNAMI
CASE STUDY: HURRICANE KATRINA (2005)
CASE STUDY: 1980 ERUPTION OF MT. ST HELENS
CASE STUDY: 2010 HAITI EARTHQUAKE
NATURAL

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WELCOME TO YOUR BACKPACK!

Link to Canvas: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Rubrics: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Unit checklist: http://goo.gl/4mZM38

Unit vocab list: http://goo.gl/xZufea
Assignment #1: ACTIVE READING
Reading actively can really enhance your understanding of a text. Annotating, highlighting, underlining, and summarizing will help you to get the most out of everything you read. Active reading can be applied to all text types, from scientific papers to fiction and even poetry. As a bonus, reading actively means you have great notes to look back on when you're studying!
Select
TWO
readings (excluding poems) from the library section of your case study and complete an active reading (including a summary) of them both.

If you need your articles printed, just email me!

Use your active reading bookmarks to help!
Assignment #2: PHOTO ESSAY
Assignment #3: Reflective Summary
A picture tells a thousand words, or so the saying goes. Photos can be a powerful way of conveying information and emotions. Using photographs can also help to bridge language barriers, allowing you to communicate with people who don't speak your language.
Use the power of images and short descriptions to build a photo essay about the events of your case study (basically, create a visual timeline).

Check out the guide! https://goo.gl/prrzNx
GAME TIME!
Take me to this game! http://goo.gl/dOP1W1
Can you help them?
Do you have what it takes to protect the people of Bluebear County from their neighbor, the supervolcano?
MAPS & PHOTOS
DIRECTIONS:
Use the maps and photos in this section to investigate the physical and social setting of Mt. St. Helens. As you explore, think about how the physical environment in the region influenced human development and activity, and how the human context affected the way the disaster played out.
Take me to Google map of Mt. St. Helens! http://goo.gl/T9b57t
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
DIRECTIONS:
Below are some resources to help you construct a timeline of the events of the 1980 eruption.
How do volcanoes erupt?
Take me to this interactive! http://goo.gl/g8LX4z
Volcanoes are pressure valves that release energy from deep within the Earth. Beautiful and powerful, awe-inspiring and deadly, they are spectacular reminders of the dynamic forces that continually shape our planet.
Take me to this interactive: http://goo.gl/eFggxZ
LIBRARY!
DIRECTIONS:
Here you can find a variety of readings about the 1980 eruption of Mt. St Helens to help with your assignments and performance tasks.
DISASTERS
Take me to more photos!
http://goo.gl/D33TjA
Take me to more maps and infographics!
http://goo.gl/iOW3Ig
Check out the view from the summit! http://goo.gl/OzOpPE
CASE STUDY:
THE 1980 ERUPTION OF MT ST HELENS
BACKPACK
WELCOME TO YOUR BACKPACK!

Link to Canvas: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Rubrics: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Unit checklist: http://goo.gl/4mZM38

Unit vocab list: http://goo.gl/xZufea
Click here for a map of the victims. http://goo.gl/meiuPb
DETAILED TIMELINE RESOURCES

1) Holocene activity pre-1980 - http://goo.gl/hANv5I

2) Detailed timeline of the 1980 eruption - http://goo.gl/tUwy7o

3) Explosions and Dome Growth, 1980-1986 - http://goo.gl/3ZYB22

4) 2004-2008 Renewed Volcanic Activity - http://goo.gl/9yFmJt
Minute by Minute: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Take me to an interactive timeline! http://goo.gl/m4HiF6
There are more readings for you to explore here!
http://goo.gl/feR7d5
Start by reading this overview of the case study: http://goo.gl/hHStZ4
Take a look at a photo essay of the 1980 eruption! http://goo.gl/PYS6T2
APOCALYPSE NYC!
START HERE
What would you do if disaster struck New York City? Choose one of the scenarios below and follow the steps to see if you survive!
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!
The first stage of any apocalypse survival effort is to get to know your surroundings. The location that you're in when disaster strikes makes a huge difference to your chances of survival. Read the article below and explore the "Zombie Apocalypse" interactive to find out how New York is positioned to withstand the end of the world.
HOW TO SURVIVE IN NYC
WHAT KIND OF SURVIVOR ARE YOU?
Find out your personality type!
This activity is optional, but you may find it helpful to explore your personality in depth, and to see examples of famous people who share your personality type.
Take the test here! http://goo.gl/FTltwD
Congratulations, you've survived the apocalypse! Now it's time to write a personal narrative of your experience. Your task is to write a two page account of what happened and how you survived.
FINAL TASK: SURVIVOR'S LOG
Make sure to include:
The type of apocalypse that occurred
How events unfolded (did places suffer differently?)
What was done in advance to prepare
How your preparations helped/failed
How you and others responded to the disaster
What you would do differently next time
Go to this interactive to see which cities are best prepared for a zombie apocalypse!
http://goo.gl/GzY1ft
New York Times article on the problems with evacuating New York City - http://goo.gl/zAW2ug
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
TSUNAMI
HURRICANE
ALIEN INVASION
MAPS & MOVEMENT
Maps can help you navigate away from a disaster, as well as predict which areas will be worst hit. Here are a few maps you might find useful for surviving the NYC apocalypse.

NYC map - http://goo.gl/8akYqO
NYC subway map - http://goo.gl/7m9EMF
Hurricane evacuation zones map (useful for all disasters) - http://goo.gl/OLhpkP
Population density map (day vs. night) - http://goo.gl/0DgVsB
How do you decide where to go when disaster strikes? Click to watch a video about movement in a zombie apocalypse.
Warning: Disturbing content!
Remember the guiding question:
How are humans and the environment related and what factors influence this relationship?
Choose one of the science investigations below! In the first investigation, you will test the greasiness of potato chips. In the second lab, you will find out just how much salty people prefer in theri food. Get started by going to Google Classroom!

SCIENCE LAB:

OPTION #1: How greasy are my potato chips?

OPTION #2: How salty do people prefer their food?

Assignment #4: SCIENCE LAB

Take me to Google Classroom! http://goo.gl/coKSd1 >>

Take me to Google Classroom! http://goo.gl/coKSd1 >>

In this unit, we will be completing an extended lab investigation into the vulnerability of various locations across the United States to natural disasters. We will be using data from the US Census Bureau and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to determine how natural and human factors combine to create disaster risk.
LAB EXPLORATION: THE GEOGRAPHY OF RISK
Self-awareness is one of the UA Maker CORE VALUES, but it's also an important part of surviving in disaster situations. Knowing who you are and how you respond to challenges can be the difference between survival and alien abduction!
DIRECTIONS:
Here you can find a variety of readings about the 1980 eruption of Mt. St Helens to help with your assignments and performance tasks.
There are more readings for you to explore here!
http://goo.gl/feR7d5
Start by reading this overview of the case study: http://goo.gl/hHStZ4
HOW SAFE AM I FROM A NATURAL DISASTER?
Ever wondered how safe you are from a hurricane? Or an earthquake? Follow the link below to complete a lab to find out!
https://goo.gl/12X8Vm
GAME TIME!
Take me to this game! http://goo.gl/CZtNJN
Can you help them?
Do you have what it takes to protect a city from an impending earthquake?
MAPS & PHOTOS
DIRECTIONS:
Use the maps and photos in this section to investigate the physical and social setting of the Haiti earthquake. As you explore, think about how the physical environment in the region influenced human development and activity, and how the human context affected the way the disaster played out.
Take me to Google map of
Haiti! http://goo.gl/8NCvz5
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
DIRECTIONS:
Below are some resources to help you construct a timeline of the events of the Haiti earthquake.
Take me to this interactive (choose "earthquake" from the menu at the top) - http://goo.gl/24xJwd
Earthquakes are unpredictable and can strike with enough force to bring buildings down. Find out what causes earthquakes, why they're so deadly, and what's being done to help buildings sustain their hits.
Take me to this interactive: http://goo.gl/9jdyAB
LIBRARY!
DIRECTIONS:
Here you can find a variety of readings about the Haiti earthquake of 2010 to help with your assignments and performance tasks.
Take me to more photos!
http://goo.gl/UyKli9
Take me to more maps & infographics!
http://goo.gl/tLdlus
Explore an infographic of the aftermath. http://goo.gl/y0yPuL
CASE STUDY:
2010 HAITI EARTHQUAKE
BACKPACK
WELCOME TO YOUR BACKPACK!

Link to Canvas: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Rubrics: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Unit checklist: http://goo.gl/4mZM38

Unit vocab list: http://goo.gl/xZufea
Take me to an interactive quake map! http://goo.gl/5BehfZ
Simulation: Inside the Haiti Earthquake.

What decisions would you make as a survivor, aid worker, or journalist in Haiti after the earthquake?

Experience it here: http://goo.gl/gmZ0iF
There are more readings for you to explore here!
http://goo.gl/gOUgIS
Start by exploring this website for an overview of the disaster: http://goo.gl/uIWGqA
Check out a photo essay of the Haiti earthquake http://goo.gl/K14mMp
Remember the guiding question:
How are humans and the environment related and what factors influence this relationship?
This assignment requires you to think about what you've learned from your case study explorations. Before you start, listen to the following interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz and read his essay "Apocalypse: What Disasters Reveal" (2011).

Listen to the interview here: http://goo.gl/oKmPjr

Now, write a 2-3 page reflective summary of how his analysis fits with your case studies.

Check out the guide! https://goo.gl/MzpUUi
DIRECTIONS:
Here you can find a variety of readings about the 1980 eruption of Mt. St Helens to help with your assignments and performance tasks.
Start by reading this overview of the case study: http://goo.gl/hHStZ4
GAME TIME!
Take me to this game! http://goo.gl/CZtNJN
Can you help them?
Do you have what it takes to protect a city from an impending hurricane?
MAPS & PHOTOS
DIRECTIONS:
Use the maps and photos in this section to investigate the physical and social setting of Hurricane Katrina. As you explore, think about how the physical environment in the region influenced human development and activity, and how the human context affected the way the disaster played out.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
DIRECTIONS:
Below are some resources to help you construct a timeline of the events of the disaster.
Take me to this interactive! https://goo.gl/3wpWOH
Hurricanes are the most awesome, violent storms on Earth. They may be called typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur. The scientific term for all these storms is tropical cyclone. Only tropical cyclones that form over the Atlantic Ocean or eastern Pacific Ocean are called "hurricanes." Whatever they are called, tropical cyclones all form the same way.
LIBRARY!
DIRECTIONS:
Here you can find a variety of readings about Hurricane Katrina to help with your assignments and performance tasks.
Take me to more photos!
https://goo.gl/jy2IOQ
Take me to more maps and infographics!
https://goo.gl/AHiIuo
Take a look at New Orleans before and after Katrina: https://goo.gl/DVbTbl
Take me to a Google maps view of New Orleans! https://goo.gl/Mn0fCa
CASE STUDY:
HURRICANE KATRINA (2005)
BACKPACK
WELCOME TO YOUR BACKPACK!

Link to Canvas: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Rubrics: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Unit checklist: http://goo.gl/4mZM38

Unit vocab list: http://goo.gl/xZufea
Infographic of Katrina's impact 10 years on from the disaster: https://goo.gl/kPyzii
Take me to an interactive timeline! https://goo.gl/8grC1M
Take me to readings and poems about Hurricane Katrina! https://goo.gl/2SwbME
Remember the guiding question:
How are humans and the environment related and what factors influence this relationship?
How do hurricanes form?
What causes earthquakes?
Warning: Disturbing content!
Assignment #4: Personal Narrative
Empathy is one of the UA Maker
CORE VALUES
and you will need it for this task. Write a two page personal narrative from the perspective of someone in the case study you're exploring. You should base your narrative on the real events, but you can use some poetic license in the way you tell your story.
Make sure to include:
The type of disaster that occurred
How events unfolded (did places suffer differently?)
What was done in advance to prepare
How your preparations helped/failed
How you and others responded to the disaster
What you would do differently if a similar disaster happened again
Individual: The Geographies of Vulnerability Lab Report
Use geographic information system (GIS) software to produce a lab report on the physical and human factors that contribute to the risk of natural disasters.
Animated earthquake vocabulary list
http://goo.gl/Jn91lz
Detailed Timeline of the Disaster:
http://goo.gl/lUXCBC
Video: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
Hurricanes 101
Follow a day-by-day account of Hurricane Katrina's wrath, from its birth in the Atlantic Ocean to its catastrophic effects: flooded streets, flattened homes, and horrific loss of life.
New Orleans poet Shelton 'Shakespeare' Alexander performs an original poem about his experience taking shelter at the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.
How doe Katrina compare to Sandy? Click here to find out! https://goo.gl/EuMQze
Note: look closely at maps 1-6. What patterns do you see?
DIRECTIONS:
Here you can find a variety of readings about the 1980 eruption of Mt. St Helens to help with your assignments and performance tasks.
GAME TIME!
Take me to this game! http://goo.gl/CZtNJN
Can you help them?
Do you have what it takes to protect a city from an oncoming tsunami?
MAPS & PHOTOS
DIRECTIONS:
Use the maps and photos in this section to investigate the physical and social setting of the Tohoku tsunami. As you explore, think about how the physical environment in the region influenced human development and activity, and how the human context affected the way the disaster played out.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
DIRECTIONS:
Below are some resources to help you construct a timeline of the events of the Tohoku tsunami.
Tsunamis are giant, powerful waves most often caused by earthquakes beneath the ocean floor. Their incredible power can destroy entire communities, then drag the debris out to sea. Find out what causes tsunamis and the importance of evacuating any area under a tsunami alert.
LIBRARY!
DIRECTIONS:
Here you can find a variety of readings about the 2011 Tohoku tsunami to help with your assignments and performance tasks.
Take me to more photos!
https://goo.gl/EOWZAj
Take me to more maps & infographics!
https://goo.gl/xz8blD
Take a look at Tohoku before and after the tsunami! https://goo.gl/tO3aLa
Take me to Google maps view of the Tohoku region! https://goo.gl/Xddg8A
CASE STUDY:
2011 TOHOKU TSUNAMI
BACKPACK
WELCOME TO YOUR BACKPACK!

Link to Canvas: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Rubrics: https://uamaker.instructure.com

Unit checklist: http://goo.gl/4mZM38

Unit vocab list: http://goo.gl/xZufea
Find out what happens in a meltdown in this interactive! https://goo.gl/RwSvOF
There are more readings for you to explore here!
https://goo.gl/EuoooL
Start by exploring this website for an overview of the disaster: https://goo.gl/WGchQg
Great resource for infographics related to the disaster: https://goo.gl/P5bpRn
Remember the guiding question:
How are humans and the environment related and what factors influence this relationship?
What causes tsunamis?
Detailed Timeline of the Disaster: https://goo.gl/o55GRQ
Race and Socioeconomics in New Orleans

Take me to this interactive (choose "hurricane" from the menu at the top) - http://goo.gl/24xJwd
Take me to this animated guide: https://goo.gl/2PW5fv
Tohoku tsunami overview
Mount St Helens overview
Hurricane Katrina overview
Haiti earthquake overview
Watch events unfold as the tsunami devastates coastal Japan
How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan: https://goo.gl/3OAqu1
Explore this interactive guide to the humanitarian disaster: https://goo.gl/qGqI2K
MORE TIMELINE RESOURCES

1) Timeline of the disaster, from tsunami to nuclear crisis - https://goo.gl/XNTTH4

2) LISTEN: An exclusive look at the world’s largest-ever nuclear cleanup - https://goo.gl/GZOHfw

2) INFOGRAPHIC: check out a visual timeline - https://goo.gl/me7Kan
1) Hurricane Katrina: The Essential Timeline - https://goo.gl/Jhpvsc

2 Hurricane Katrina newspaper archive - https://goo.gl/ePjTTI

3) INTERACTIVE: Anatomy of a flood: How New Orleans flooded during Hurricane Katrina - https://goo.gl/vjfGBw

4) How do you decide who to save in a disaster? Listen to this episode from the Radiolab podcast to hear how decisions were made during Hurricane Katrina - https://goo.gl/HzbiiM
MORE TIMELINE RESOURCES
Read the essay here: http://goo.gl/qqrP2j
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