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Volcano Case Study :
Montserrat
Montserrat Eruption
• Montserrat is a small volcanic island in
the Caribbean -
• In June 1997, the Soufriere Hills Volcano in
Montserrat violently erupted
Montserrat Eruption
• Montserrat is a small volcanic island in
the Caribbean
Pyroclastic Flow
Map
The small volcanic island was
disturbed from its peaceful
existence in 1997 when the
volcano erupted.
Video here
• There were 9 farmers found dead in the exclusion zone.
• Your task:
• Examine the evidence provided on the cards, and tr...
Imagine that you are a reporter travelling to
Montserrat to try to solve the Mystery of Jeans
death.
What information woul...
To help you, you should consider the 5 following ‘suspects’!
1.The UK Government (they were responsible for the
evacuation...
Who was responsible for the death of Jean?
Montserrat Mystery Report
Write a short newspaper report (no more than one page...
L7 ap volcano eg montserrat
L7 ap volcano eg montserrat
L7 ap volcano eg montserrat
L7 ap volcano eg montserrat
L7 ap volcano eg montserrat
L7 ap volcano eg montserrat
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L7 ap volcano eg montserrat

  1. 1. Volcano Case Study : Montserrat
  2. 2. Montserrat Eruption • Montserrat is a small volcanic island in the Caribbean -
  3. 3. • In June 1997, the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat violently erupted
  4. 4. Montserrat Eruption • Montserrat is a small volcanic island in the Caribbean
  5. 5. Pyroclastic Flow Map
  6. 6. The small volcanic island was disturbed from its peaceful existence in 1997 when the volcano erupted. Video here
  7. 7. • There were 9 farmers found dead in the exclusion zone. • Your task: • Examine the evidence provided on the cards, and try to work out who, or what, was responsible for the death of Jean. • Sort your cards out into the following 5 categories The UK Government The Montserrat island authorities The Antiguan people The farmers The Soufriere Hills Volcano itself • Then fill out the sheet about who was responsible for the death of Jean the farmer, who was to blame? Montserrat Mystery: Who was responsible for the death of Jean?
  8. 8. Imagine that you are a reporter travelling to Montserrat to try to solve the Mystery of Jeans death. What information would you need to know? Here is some more information… YOUR TURN!
  9. 9. To help you, you should consider the 5 following ‘suspects’! 1.The UK Government (they were responsible for the evacuation of all people in the ‘exclusion area’) 2.The Montserrat island authorities (they were given emergency aid by the UK Government) 3.The Antiguan people (they soon ran out of comfortable accommodation for refugees from Montserrat) 4.The farmers (why did they stay in the ‘exclusion area’?) 5.The Soufriere Hills Volcano (the pyroclastic flow from the volcano devastated seven villages)
  10. 10. Who was responsible for the death of Jean? Montserrat Mystery Report Write a short newspaper report (no more than one page) on your research into the deaths on Montserrat. You should include: • A description of the volcanic eruption • A discussion of how each of the key suspects could have contributed to the deaths of nine farmers in Montserrat • A summary of who or what you think was most responsible for the deaths and why You may choose the style of newspaper for which you write (e.g. tabloid, broadsheet etc).

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