Learning Objectives What if you could explain where the earthquake and tsunami in Japan happened, what caused these events and describe some of the ways the north east coast of Japan has been affected. What we are looking for is key detail to explain what happened, with locations and analysis of how the north east coast of Japan has been affected. What’s next? To examine the further challenges Japan will face, right now in the short term and then in the longer term as they try to recover.
Japan earthquake: Waking up to tsunami devastation Think – Pair – Share Imagine you are one of the survivors there. Describe what you would do and what your feelings would be.
What caused the tsunami and why was it so deadly? Your Task: Design your own diagram to explain what causes a tsunami and why tsunamis are so deadly
Your Task: Complete your map Can you describe where the tsunami hit Japan?
Your Task: Quiz, quiz, trade - What do you know about the tsunami in Japan? How does it compare with past tsunamis? Is Japan the world's most quake-prone area? Where, precisely, did it occur? How powerful was it? Were there any warning signs? How does a quake cause a tsunami? How big was this tsunami? Why did Japan survive the quake but not the tsunami? How does this quake compare with others? What, briefly, is the damage it has done in Japan? How about the rest of the world? How many can you answer?
What have been the effects of the tsunami so far? Effects of the tsunami in Japan
Your Task: What have been the effects of the earthquake and tsunami so far? Effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami
Read the newspaper article: Towns vanish, thousands die – but a nation begins its fightback What can you add to your diagram? Effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami
Drowned towns and radiation leaks – Where would you add these effects to your spider diagram? 1.More than 1,700 people officially dead or missing, with many more unaccounted for, including 9,500 people in one town. 2.Radiation leaks from a damaged nuclear plant after an explosion blows off the roof, raising fears of a meltdown at the nuclear power station north of Tokyo. 3.Three workers suffer radiation exposure near Fukushima nuclear plant. 4.Several large towns and cities are more than a third submerged by waters and debris. 5.Some 215,000 people living in government shelters. 6.Four million people without power, a million with no water. 7.Experts say the total insured loss could be up to $15bn.
Your Task: Now colour code your effects: Anything about people Anything about the built or natural environment Anything that will cost money and need to be paid for, repaired or rebuilt Effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami
Your Task: Review your diagram – Are there any challenges that you think will take Japan longer to recover from? Effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami Longer term challenges Reason why?
Post-it Plenary: You have one post-it in your groups to answer: How may the effects of the earthquake and the tsunami in Japan be different compare to a poorer country?
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