008 - Storm Chasers

Factual Question

How was a specific hurricane caused?
What damage was caused by a specific hurricane?
Did the are ever recover from the specific hurricane?

Image One - Hurricane Harvey 2017 - New York Times
Taken From: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/hurricane-harvey-texas.html
Taken From: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/hurricane-harvey-texas.html

Key Terminology

  • Cause
  • Consequence
  • SEEP - Social, Environmental, Economic, Political Factors
We will be using the above terms throughout the next few lessons and categorising the type of damage caused by hurricanes.




Activity One - Newspaper Report

You are a reporter for National Geographic and you have been given the assignment to develop a newspaper report that will describe and explain the impact a hurricane has had on an area. You can choose any hurricane that has occurred throughout the world; there is no constraint on location or year that it swirled. Do be careful of the word count. Journalists have to stay within a certain word count for each article to fit in to their allocated section on a page.


 The newspaper report must be set in a standard newspaper article format (as seen below) and should include the following information.


    • Headline
    • Location – Where did the devastation take place? (Remember to include a map).
    • Description on what happened – Why did the hurricane take place? Time line of events. Include diagrams.
    • The effect of the damage – Economic (buildings, roads, infrastructure), social (people forced to move), and environmental (landscape).Try and include eye witness accounts.
    • What is being done to rebuild the damage caused? How can we inform people about the danger of hurricanes? E.g. evacuation/ emergency plans.


Presentation of Newspaper Report

  • Word Limit - 750 maximum
  • Header
  • Columns for the information
  • Images/sketches/maps needed figure numbers need a title
  • Bibliography

Hurricane report




How will I be Assessed?

You will be formally assessed on your newspaper report and I will be focusing on Criterion A - Knowing and Understanding and Criterion C - Communicating.

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1–2

i.   makes a limited use of terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concept through limited

    descriptions and/or examples.


3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple  

    descriptions, explanations and examples.


5–6

i.   uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through     

    descriptions, explanations and examples.


7–8

i.   consistently uses a range of terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through developed

    and accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.

Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1–2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

ii.  organizes information and ideas in a limited way

iii. lists sources of information inconsistently.


3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is somewhat clear

ii.  somewhat organizes information and ideas

iii. creates an adequate reference list and sometimes cites sources.


5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is mostly appropriate to the audience and

    purpose

ii.  mostly structures information and ideas according to the task instructions

iii. creates an adequate reference list and usually cites sources.


7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is completely appropriate to the audience

    and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas completely according to the task instructions

iii. creates a complete reference list and always cites sources.