Mt St Helens 1980 eruption case study

This is a case study lesson on the Mt St Helens 1980 eruption. The lesson is planned to GCSE standards but can be used for KS3 as well. Key facts about the lesson are:

  1. The content covered by the lesson are; location of Mt St Helens volcano, identifying the plate boundary that caused the eruption, the primary and secondary impact of eruption and analysis of the economic, social and environmental impact of the eruption.

  2. Learning resources used in the lesson are; Map task to identify the location of the Mt St Helens volcano and its boundary, case study worksheet, factsheets on different aspects of the 1980 eruption, writing task and video clips.

  3. Differentiation used in the lesson are: challenge tasks and differentiated information sheets and group discussion.

  4. The lesson is planned in detail and all the resources for teaching the lesson are included in the ppt; starter, learning activities with resources, clear outline of learning tasks and a plenary. Just download and teach!

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Created: Feb 14, 2018

Updated: Feb 20, 2018

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