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Title: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: richardallaway on January 18, 2010, 07:12:34 PM
Hi

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/recent-geography/haitian-earthquake.htm

I have added a free resource to geographyalltheway.com about the Haitian Earthquake.  It is a set of tasks focused upon the question 'Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly?' - I think it works for most KS3 or KS4 classes with teacher led differentiation. I used it today with Y8 and Y9.

Feedback always gratefully received.

Richard
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: IanMurray on January 18, 2010, 08:17:45 PM
Good effort

With Task 1 I'm not sure why I need to label those places eg) Bahamas, Mexico - relevance?

I'd have thought that the USA is vital.

Personally, I'm wondering if this mapping exercise might be better later perhaps in terms of considering where Emergency Aid and Long Term Aid is going to come from - ie) when a map is practical importance . Given the nature of the catastrophe it seems a bit daft to slow down to a sketch mapping/labelling exercise straight out of the blocks. I'd get straight on with it and do this later.

Hopefully constructive from me.

Ian
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: richardallaway on January 18, 2010, 08:21:29 PM
Thanks for the feedback Ian.

Early discussion with one of my classes placed Haiti 'in the Mediterranean', 'somewhere near Malaysia' and 'in Africa' so I started today with location.

Sketch maps are given a lot of 'attention' in IB Geography - so it is a skill we drill!

Rich
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 18, 2010, 08:24:33 PM
I might want to point out where the heck that part of the world is first actually - just because I know it should be obvious but I'm really not sure that they'd all know.

e2a: ahh, yes - as I thought :-)

Good use of the dev indicator stuff. Maybe this wants to be split into 3 (or more) sub-sections - the quake itself/the area/the dev? Or something?

This is a grand opportunity for someone to rewrite Mrs Endo btw and bring her up to date...
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: IanMurray on January 18, 2010, 08:40:11 PM
Richard,

Yes, I know about IB and sketch maps - I used to do the exam marking.

I just wonder about purpose. Whether it would be better as a summary task to label 10 key points and relevant key locations.

My 16 year old daughter came home today talking about a country called 'Eighty or something'.

I agree with BST about a simple regional/global locator.

Ian
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: Blue Square Thing on January 18, 2010, 08:41:40 PM
My 16 year old daughter came home today talking about a country called 'Eighty or something'.

Thats 'cause you're nearly in Essex though. Innit... :)
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: GeoDave on January 18, 2010, 08:43:57 PM
A great set of resources that will be really useful to anyone trying to teach this complex and evolving story. My only concern was the Al Jazeera video in which the meteorologist (?) was standing in front of what appears to be an incorrect graphic whilst explaining about different types of plate boundaries. The adjacent arrows on the left appear to be the wrong way round (showing the Caribbean Plate moving in two contrary directions). There are very few books or websites that show the tectonics of this complex region – these two might be useful if anyone is trying to sort out plate movements:

http://www.appstate.edu/~abbottrn/vlcns/sfrir0.jpg
http://net33.com/images/caribbeanplates.gif


Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: IanMurray on January 18, 2010, 08:47:01 PM
GeoDave,

That got me Googling!

Metrologist - science of measurement apparently.

Ian
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: GeoDave on January 18, 2010, 08:53:58 PM
Nice one!! But not 'of getting your arrows correct' or am I barking up the wrong tree with that as well..... slowly retreating back into my geocave. :)
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: IanMurray on January 18, 2010, 09:13:42 PM
GeoDave,

It looks to me as though they have been a bit sloppy with their arrows.

Might be confusing for kids.

Ian Murray
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: davevade on January 18, 2010, 09:54:27 PM
Brilliant resources, Richard! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: IanMurray on January 19, 2010, 07:55:22 AM
Richard,

Just another thought on the map. As you know IB love things like a frame, a key, scale, north arrow, and also annotation. Wondered about doing it as a summary ex as stated above but using annotation.

'Difficult road access across mountains of Hispaniola from Dom Rep'

'Airport overwhelmed by.......

'Major port.....

Brilliant resource.

Ian

Perhaps you could give them some to learn and put in the right place. Then use this sketch map diagram with key facts and figures as their revision aid.
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: Stephen Schwab on January 19, 2010, 08:12:12 AM
Richard, Its good and much appreciated, thank you. :)
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: actgeog on January 19, 2010, 08:52:22 PM
thank you so much for sharing this. brilliant.

the ITN report talks about the epicentre being 7 miles down!  - focus?
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: Plene on January 19, 2010, 11:26:34 PM
Brilliant Richard. Thank you for sharing
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: IanMurray on January 20, 2010, 01:47:31 PM
Richard,

Have you seen this. Great map of intensity and some impacts.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8466385.stm
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: Plene on January 20, 2010, 09:29:40 PM
I've had 2 emails today with details of more resources about Haiti - one from Global dimension ( with a lot of other useful links)

http://newsletters.globaldimension.org.uk/v.aspx?n=166

and one from Oxfam

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/haiti_earthquake/

see what we got up to last term
http://www.youtube.com/oxfamgreatbritain#p/a/u/0/GQaxM0yN-mQ

Request an Oxfam Speaker for your school or youth group
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/teachersupport/school_speakers/index.htm

Get a bespoke project for your school or youth group
soireland@oxfam.org.uk

Oxfam Teaching resources
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/


Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: Alan Parkinson on January 22, 2010, 09:31:53 AM
Excellent article by Andy Kershaw too...
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/andy-kershaw-stop-treating-these-people-like-savages-18742
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: lottee1000 on September 02, 2010, 10:33:20 AM
As suggested above, I have updated the Mrs Endo mystery so it is Haiti based. I have uploaded the cards into the February 1st folder- it's called Antoine cards- Haiti. Can I just first say a big thank you to whoever wrote the Mrs Endo mystery originally, I have shamelessly plagiarised it for this version!
feel free to use, all facts are from a BBC article so if anything's wildly wrong please let me know! Regards, Jo
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: geographista on September 14, 2010, 09:43:14 PM
Fab resources and links - thanks everyone. Just going to download my new 'Mrs Endo' - great work guys!
Sarah
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: missgeo on September 14, 2010, 11:40:17 PM
Thanks for this.

lottee1000: Could you point me towards the new Mrs Endo cards please? I'm new here, so not sure where everything is yet.
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: zyxwvut on September 15, 2010, 05:02:50 AM
missgeo,

Here's the link to the February 1st folder where you should find the new cards:

http://www.4shared.com/dir/26986045/87915688/SLN_February_2010.html# (http://www.4shared.com/dir/26986045/87915688/SLN_February_2010.html#)
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: missgeo on September 15, 2010, 07:08:02 AM
Thanks. Just taken a look - excellent resource.
Title: Re: Why was the Haitian Earthquake so deadly? - Lesson Resource
Post by: Ginger Wookie on September 15, 2010, 09:25:03 PM
A really super set of resources Richard - Its a great resource that will work for all exam boards I am sure

I really appreciate it - thanks :)

Richard