This contains two lessons, focusing on EQ2 of hazards in the Edexcel (2016) curriculum for Geography:
Why do some tectonic hazards develop into disasters?
Disaster occurrence can be explained by the relationship between hazards, vulnerability, resilience and disaster.
Tectonic hazard profiles are important to an understanding of contrasting hazard impacts, vulnerability and resilience.
The lessons cover hazard models and how they are applied to case studies (Haiti, Christchurch, Mt Merapi).
Lesson one involves 'chalk and talk' with a couple of activities, and lesson two is student focused, where they apply what they have learnt to a research task. Each lesson is designed to be an hour long, but they could be done back to back in a longer lesson slot.
Please note that lesson two requires use of computers with flash installed.
Identify how different hazard models apply to a case study
Understand why hazard models are needed
Rank the models and justify why they have been ranked that way
Explain how models can be used to measure hazards
Identify why an LEDC might suffer differently to an MEDC
Apply Degg’s model to Haiti
Research Haiti and Christchurch for comparison
Demonstrate understanding of why death tolls are different in different places