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Frankenstorm

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Superstorm Sandy lesson to be used in conjunction with Daily Mail and Guardian articles. Thanks to Liz Smith for her collobaration in producing this lesson.

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Frankenstorm

  1. 1. Hurricane Sandy 29th October 2012
  2. 2. Learning objectives• To find out what caused this storm.• To consider a range of effects brought about by what was Hurricane Sandy but became a storm as it reached New York.• To compare the effects in an economically richer and economically poorer country.
  3. 3. What do you know?• Write down three things you already know about the storm…. LO To consider a range of effects brought about by what was Hurricane Sandy but became a storm as it reached New York.
  4. 4. Analysing Photographs1. Work in groups.2. You each have a different photograph.3. You have 30 seconds to look at your photograph.4. On your post it note write down one word that comes tomind about the photograph.5. Pass the photograph to the next person and repeat theactivity. Do not look at the word that the last person wrote.6. When the activity is finished you will be able to shareyour thoughts about each photograph.
  5. 5. did the storm happen? did it happen?did it occur? impacts did the storm have?was involved?did people respond?
  6. 6. Watch the clip and see how many factsyou can write down about the storm. LO To consider a range of effects brought about by what was Hurricane Sandy but became a storm as it reached New York.
  7. 7. How do hurricanes form? We will go through the animation together, fill out the notes on your sheet from the whiteboard screen. LO To find out what caused this storm.
  8. 8. How are hurricanes measured?Why was it a hurricane in Haiti but a storm in New York? LO To find out what caused this storm.
  9. 9. Find out the effects… Read the newspaper article and write down as bullet points on your A3 sheet all the main effects in the area you are researching. Be ready to feedback to the class. LO To consider a range of effects brought about by what was Hurricane Sandy but became a storm as it reached New York.
  10. 10. Write a paragraphWrite a paragraph in your book,outlining the effects of the hurricane inHaiti and the storm in New York.Then write a paragraph which explainsin your opinion which place the hurricanehas caused most problems for and why. LO To compare the effects in an economically richer and economically poorer country.
  11. 11. Write three paragraphs:1. Write a paragraph in your book outlining the effects ofthe hurricane in Haiti 2. Write a paragraph in your book outlining the effectsof the storm in New York.3. Write a paragraph which explains in your opinionwhich. place the hurricane has caused most problemsfor and why. REMEMBER!!! 1.Try to use synonyms for the word Hurricane e.g. The natural disaster, The colossal storm. 2.Use opening sentences at the beginning of each paragraph. 3.Remember to use capital letters for the start of place names.

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