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maps and earthquakes

When teaching 6th graders about earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters, we will spend time focusing on how East Asia prepares and deals with natural disasters. Students will have to find similarities and differences between East Asia and the United States.

Skill and content objectives:
1.D.a. Describe what earthquakes are.
1.G.b. Explain how the size of an earthquake can affect the area
1.G.c. Examine different regions and geology to determine how earthquakes will affect an area.
1.G.d. Examine different kinds of construction and how will an earthquake affect the structure.
2.D.c. Discuss how earthquakes and volcanoes affect human and wildlife habitats
7.F.c. Describe what a simple scale map is and when it could be used.