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YEAR 7

Domain - Geography

Date Assigned

Due Date

Assessment Task Title


Water in our world - Natural Hazard Assessment
Student's Name
Assessment Task
TASK: Your task is to research a specific natural hazard and how it became a disaster. It must be a natural hazard that involves water such as
Tsunamis, floods, cyclones and etc. Parts A and B focus on the specific incident eg. The Boxing Day Tsunami. Parts C, D and E focus on the
hazard in general, eg. What physical processes cause tsunamis to occur? This is to be completed in pairs or groups of three.
Part A.
What are the general facts location, date, number of people killed, injured, homeless, damage, etc?
Part B.
Provide two maps showing the location of the natural disaster following the conventions of BOLTSS - one world and one local.
Part C.
Explain the physical processes that cause the natural hazard to occur.
Explain how the natural hazard affects peoples lives.
Part D.
Explain how people can manage the environmental effects of the natural hazard.
Explain how people can prepare for the natural hazard in the future.
Part E.
Provide a bibliography of resources used, following conventions.

Rubric for assessing your work


Progression Points
Rubric Description

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Above Expectation

Meets Expectations

Detailed information
covering the general facts
of the specific natural
disaster with additional
information relevant to the
question.
10 points

Detailed information
covering the general facts
of the specific natural
disaster.

Both world and local map


show location of the
natural hazard and follow
all conventions of
BOLTSS exactly

Both world and local map


show location of the
natural hazard and follow
all conventions of
BOLTSS.

Meets Expectations

Working towards
Expectations

Part A General Facts

8 points

Information covering the


general facts of the
specific natural disaster.

6 points

Information covering the


general facts of the
specific natural disaster or
some facts missing.
4 points

Part B - Maps

Part C Physical
Processes and Effects
Geography
Knowledge and
Understanding

Part D Management
and Preparation

10 points

8 points

Relevant and detailed


information explaining the
physical processes and
effects on humans and the
environment with
information processed in
own words.
20 points
Detailed information
explaining and evaluating
the management of and
preparation for the natural

Detailed information
explaining the physical
processes and effects on
humans and the
environment with
information processed in
own words
15 points
Detailed information
explaining the
management of and
preparation for the natural

Both world and local map


show location of the
natural hazard and follow
most conventions of
BOLTSS.
6 points

Both world and local map


show location of the
natural hazard and follow
only some conventions of
BOLTSS.
4 points

Detailed information
describing the physical
processes and effects on
humans and/or the
environment with
information

Minimal information
describing the physical
processes

12 points
Information describing the
management of and
preparation for the natural
hazard with information

8 points
Information identifying a
response to the natural
hazard has been given

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Geography
Knowledge and
Understanding

hazard with information


processed in own words.
Includes a proposal for
improving management
plans.
20 points

hazard with information


processed in own words

Used 7 or more
resources (including
non-electronic) and
cited all of them
correctly
10 points

Used 5 resources
(including nonelectronic) and cited
them correctly.

15 points

Part E Bibliography

8 points

Use of class time.

10 points

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Comments

12 points
Used 3 resources
(including non-electronic)
and cited most of them
correctly.

8 points
Used less than 3
resources or only Internet.
Bibliography incomplete.

6 points
Presentation is original,
imaginative and logical,
with few spelling or
punctuation errors.
Includes images and text

4 points
Presentation contains all
required information, with
few spelling and
punctuation errors.

8 points
Class time used efficiently
nearly all the time.

6 points
Class time used efficiently
most of the time.

4 points
Inefficient use of class
time.

8 points

6 points

Presentation
Presentation is original,
imaginative and logical,
with no spelling or
punctuation errors.
Includes images and
written text.
10 points
Class time was always
very efficiently used.

processed in own words

Presentation is original,
imaginative and logical,
with few spelling or
punctuation errors.
Includes images and text

% Score

S/N Result

4 points

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