Why Live Near A Volcano?

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Published on March 1, 2014

Author: littlevagabond

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SECRET PICTURE!

The city of Pompeii, Italy was buried and destroyed in 79AD by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Timeline Card sort activity.

Mt.Vesuvius, Italy • Killed 3000+ people • Not erupted since 1944 • Could erupt again • $30,560 was offered per person to move • Would only take 2 weeks to evacuate SO WHY DO PEOPLE STILL LIVE THERE????

A BLESSING OR A CURSE?

Volcanoes – A blessing or a curse? L.I.: • To understand the positive and negative effects of living near a volcano. • CT 2 – You are good at asking questions that help you and other peoples thinking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= HzwwrptvqlY&feature=related Watch the clip and write down in your book 5 reasons that some people might choose to live near a volcano.

ACTIVITY! • In the envelopes are a whole lot of cards which are either a ‘Blessing’ or a ‘Curse’ • Your task is to sort out which is which.

The Volcano is about to erupt ! What are you going to do? You can take three things from this list You can take three things from this list You can travel by one of these Food Walking boots Walk Medical kit Hat Train Water Money Motorbike Jumper Radio Bicycle Blanket Your dog Bus Dust mask TV Car Tent Sweets Helicopter

• The dust from the volcano is making you choke. If you have a dust mask you get 5 points. • You find an empty house with electricity. If you have a TV or Radio you can hear/see the news and find out the best way to travel. You get 3 points. • You are carrying too much and it is very heavy. If you have a TV, you lose 3 points. • You meet some children who know the quickest way to the nearest town. If you have some sweets or money they will take you there and you get 2 points. • Dust and ash from the volcano clog engines. If you walk or have a bicycle you get 5 points.

• All the shops are destroyed and you can’t buy any food or water. If you have food or water you get 5 points. If you have both, you get 10 points. • There is a mudflow travelling at 50 miles per hour. If you have a car to get away you get 5 points. • Ash is clouding in the atmosphere. If you are getting away by a helicopter, then you lose 5 points. • There are no places to stay as you move away from your village. If you have a tent you get 5 points. • The dust from the volcano has risen up and blocked the sun. If you have a jumper or a blanket, you get 5 points. If you have both, you get 10 points.

• You are feeling very sad but a bit of company will cheer you up. If you have a your dog, you get 2 points. • The water supply has been cut off because the pipes have burst due to the eruption. If you have some water, you get 5 points. • You have got lots of dust in your eyes. If you have a medical kit, you get 2 points. • A thick blanket of ash from the volcano ruins the crops. If you have some food, you get 5 points. • It is difficult to walk across the destroyed landscape. If you have walking boots, you get 2 points. • There is a lot of dust and ash around which is getting in your hair. If you have a hat, you get 2 points.

In your books, write down one thing that you have learnt from this lesson

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