Look at these pictures, identify the different types of natural disasters or natural hazards, write their names, the reason for them to happen and the effects they leave.
Disaster or Hazard?
Disaster or Hazard?
Now it’s time for your task. Your task will consist of an oral presentation about one disaster, “The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico” or “The Japan Earthquake -Tsunami” .Compare them. Contrast them. Differentiate them. Illustrate them. Related Websites where you can find information.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8650000/newsid_8658100/8658152.stm A BBC Newsround report on the oil spill (3rd May 2010). http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8660000/newsid_8660100/8660102.stm Another Newsround report (4th May 2010). http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/the_p_word/newsid_10090000/newsid_10093100/10093178.stm Facts about the oil spill from BBC Newsbeat (30th April 2010). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8670501.stm A BBC article on problems encountered in trying to contain the oil leak (8th May 2010).
Japan earthquake: Tsunami hits north-east (11 March 2011) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598 Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast .Live coverage from BBC News. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/japan/index.html Japan â€” Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis (2011) http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch?query=March+11%2C2011+japan&submit.x=22&submit.y=10 A series of links where you can find all the information you need. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/03/14/japan-nuclear-031411.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/world/asia/15japan.html?hp http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/03/13/asian-markets-mondya-tsunami.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/business/15markets.html?_r=1&hp http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/03/14/japan-reactor-monday.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/03/13/japan-quake131.html