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Why Do Earthquakes Frequently Happen in Japan?

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Why Do Earthquakes Frequently Happen in Japan?

                                                                              LESSON PLAN # 2 - Secondary Level


Subject/ Course: History

Name: Antonette Pelaez                            Grade: 9th                   Date: Jan 13, 2022                 Time: 90 minutes

Topic/Key Question: Why do earthquakes happen frequently in Japan?

Brief Description
A group discussion and presentation about earthquakes in Japan.

Materials Needed (May vary depending on how students wish to present their group work)• Internet access
• Laptop computers
• Projector/ slides for lesson

• Students will identify Japan’s archipelago
• Students will research about continental and oceanic plates
• Students will analyze how the earth creates an earthquake and how they are measured• Students will orally present information using appropriate technology

Lesson Plan

  • Form small groups of students (3-5 per group).

  • Students brainstorm and research to find out what they know about Japan’s archipelago,

    continental and oceanic plates, The Pacific Ring of Fire.

  • Students create a script from which each member of the group is able to present the

    topic, ask questions and feedback. Teacher’s Note

    • Ask students to collect responses so that they can reflect at the end of the experience.


    • Students communication amongst group members• Students reflect on creative process

    • Observe participation of students and engagement with peers in group work