The Eruption of Mount Pinatubo - 1991 "Volcanic Fury"
AIM: To explore the causes and effects of a volcanic eruption and the responses of those affected by it.
TASK: Imagine you are working for the Tourist Information Office in Angeles City, east of Pinatubo. Your brief is to produce a source of information for Tourists visiting the region, informing them about the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. You have been given the freedom to produce this information in whichever way you feel will be the most appropriate / eye-catching / educational for the tourists.
What could you produce?
Be inventive - the following are just some possible ideas - by all means come up with your own!
A Powerpoint presentation to be displayed on a plasma screen in the tourist office.
A design for an exhibit on the eruption to be displayed in the tourist office (you could sketch out the design but concentrate on what captions you would include to tell the story of the eruption (causes and effects))
An eye-catching information leaflet for tourists to take away (think about the shape / colour / presentation)
A story-board for a documentary about the eruption to be shown on a TV in the tourist information office.
Remember, whatever you decide to do, as good geographers you must make sure you include: facts and figures; labelled diagrams and photographs, and you must write information in your own words.
Mount Pinatubo - related links http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Philippines/Pinatubo/framework.html
Mount Pinatubo eruption (description) http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Philippines/Pinatubo/description_pinatubo.html
Mount Pinatubo - 1991 eruption - "The Sleeping Giant Awakens" http://park.org/Philippines/pinatubo/
Summary Case study Pages - Mount Pinatubo (Georesources) http://www.georesources.co.uk/pinatubo.htmThe 1991 eruption of Pinatubo http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/fact-sheet/fs113-97/
Benefits of volcano monitoring/ prediction far outweigh the costs
The Philippines –
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TIME GIVEN: You have 1 and 1/2 hours of lesson time and 2 weeks homework to complete this.
Image courtesy of USGS/Cascades Volcanoes Observatory
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