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ERIC Number: ED451070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-5
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How Do Volcanoes Affect Human Life? Integrated Unit.
Dayton, Rebecca; Edwards, Carrie; Sisler, Michelle
This packet contains a unit on teaching about volcanoes. The following question is addressed: How do volcanoes affect human life? The unit covers approximately three weeks of instruction and strives to present volcanoes in an holistic form. The five subject areas of art, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are integrated into the unit. Students are introduced to volcanoes as geographic features that are able to alter the functions of societies in close proximity to volcanoes. Focus questions include: (1) How may science fiction present volcanoes? (2) What are the layers of the Earth? (3) How do plate tectonics affect volcanic activity? (4) What is the historical significance of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, Mount Pelee, and Mount Pinatubo? (5) What ate the types of volcanoes? (6) How are lava types different from one volcano to another? (7) How can we model volcanoes before and after eruptions? (8) How are people informed of volcanic eruptions? (9) What role does persuasive speech play in communicating safety issues surrounding volcanic eruptions? (10) Why are people concerned about volcanic eruptions? (11) What effects do volcanoes have on the environment? (12) How can you obtain information concerning professions in the study of volcanoes? and (13) How can volcano information be shared with the general public? (SAH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington