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Volcanoes:

A Comparative Understanding

Note: Students will have a base knowledge of the geography, make-up and need for seismic
activity and volcanic structures.

Unit Author

First and Last Name:

Taylor Cox, Dee Bartie, Dustin Mattio

Authors E-mail Address

Rcox11@tigers.lsu.edu

Course Name(s)

Learning Life: Volcanoes & Seismic Activity

Course Number(s)

LL 101

Course Section(s)

Instructor(s) Name(s)

Taylor Cox, Dee Bartie, Dustin Mattio

Unit Overview
Unit Plan Title

Learning About Lifes Geography: Volcanoes

Curriculum-Framing Questions

Goals

An understanding of the make-up and purpose of volcanoes.

Content Questions

How are volcanoes formed? Why are volcanoes important to


the environment? How should people and volcanoes cohabitate.

Unit Summary

Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities that help promote a better
understanding of volcanoes and seismic activity through math, geography and history.
Subject Area(s) (List all subjects that apply)

Math
Geography
History
Grade Level [Click box(es) of all grade level(s) that your Unit targets]

K-2
6-8
ESL
Gifted and Talented

3-5
9-12
Resource
Other:

Targeted State Frameworks/Content Standards/Benchmarks

History
Describe characteristics and uses of various maps (e.g., physical, political,
topographical, population)
Identify and describe the human characteristics of places in Louisiana
Geography
Recognize and describe that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals
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Describe earth processes that have affected selected physical features


Math
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Student Objectives/Learning Outcomes

1. Students will learn how to chart, graph and statistically analyze volcanoes.
2. Students will learn the history of volcanoes through previous seismic and volcanic
activity.
3. Students will learn the geography of volcanoes, where they exists and why.
Procedures

Lesson 1 Math- Dee Bartie


Lesson 2 Geography- Dustin Mattio
Lesson 3 History- Taylor Cox
Approximate Time Needed

One class period (one hour) will be spent on this subject.


Prerequisite Skills

Students will need to know how to use basic internet search engines and research tools.
Example: Google Search Engine. Students will also need to know how to read, write and use
a 3rd grade level of punctuation.
Materials and Resources

Technology Hardware (Click boxes of all equipment needed)


Camera
Laser Disk
Computer(s)
Printer
Digital Camera
Projection System
DVD Player
Scanner
Internet Connection
Television

VCR
Video Camera
Video Conferencing Equip.
Other:

Technology Software (Click boxes of all software needed.)


Database/Spreadsheet
Image Processing
Desktop Publishing
Internet Web Browser
E-mail Software
Multimedia
Encyclopedia on CD-ROM

Web Page Development


Word Processing
Other:

Printed Materials

Textbooks (science & history)

Supplies

None

Internet Resources

Google Search Engine, Histroy.com,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgktM2luLok,
http://www.statisticbrain.com/volcano-statistics/

Others

None

Accommodations for Differentiated Instruction


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Resource Student

Extra time to complete research as well as additional


supervised time by the instructor.

Non-Native English
Speaker

Enrichment with native language speaking mentors. Students


will also be asked to explain how volcanoes impact their
countries.

Gifted Student

Students will be asked to bring a scientific example of how


volcanoes are formed and explode.

Student Assessment

Students will be asked a series of questions to respond to.

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