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Earthquakes Special Junior High School of Athens Instructor: Fani Papatoli Biology Teacher MS.Sped. Why did we choose teach about earthquakes?. In terms of earthquake activity Greece takes: The 1st place in Europe The 6 th place in the world Greece is located on the spot where the

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Earthquakes special junior high school of athens instructor fani papatoli biology teacher ms sped

EarthquakesSpecial Junior High School of AthensInstructor: Fani Papatoli Biology Teacher MS.Sped.

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Why did we choose teach about earthquakes

Why did we choose teach about earthquakes?

In terms of earthquake activity Greece takes:

  • The 1st place in Europe

  • The 6th place in the world

    Greece is located on the spot where the

    subduction zone of the Eurasian and

    African plates exists

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The earth s major tectonic plates

The Earth’s Major Tectonic Plates

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Greece on the borders of the eurasian and african tectonic plates

Greece on the Borders of the Eurasian and African Tectonic Plates

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Lesson plan

Lesson Plan

  • Goal: - To have students informed about the phenomenon of earthquakes and prepared to protect themselves in case of an earthquake.

    Science knowledge + Life Skill of Protection

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Objectives

Objectives

By the end of the lesson, students will be expected to:

  • To recognize when an earthquake happens

  • To distinguish the three different types of earthquakes (tectonic earthquakes, volcanic earthquakes, collapse earthquakes)

  • To recognize that tectonic earthquakes are more common in Greece

  • To be able to describe how a tectonic earthquake happens based on the movement of the plate tectonics.

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Objectives1

Objectives

By the end of the lesson, students will be expected to:

  • To know the difference between epicenter, and focus or hypocenter

  • To able to distinguish between use of the scale of Mercalli and Richter

  • To be able to describe the effects of the earthquakes

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Objectives2

Objectives

By the end of the lesson, students will be expected to:

  • To relate the frequency of earthquakes in Greece to the geographical position of the country

  • To learn how to protect themselves before the earthquake, during the earthquake and after the earthquake

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Materials and sources

Materials and Sources

  • The 2nd grade school geography book of Junior High School published by the National Ministry of Education of Greece.

  • The educational booklet “Crucial Problems,” published by the Goulandris Natural History Museum of Athens.

  • The booklet “Learning about the Earthquake and the Protection Measures- Instructions for Individuals with Special Needs,” published by the Anti-earthquake Organization of Planning and Protecting of the National Ministry of Infrastructures Transportations and Networks of Greece.

  • A political map of Greece

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Methods

Methods

  • 1st step: Connection with previous knowledge acquired in the subject of geography of the 1st grade of Junior High School.

    Scaffolding questions:

  • What do you know about earthquakes?

  • Have you ever experienced an earthquake in the past?

  • Do you remember that we have talked about earthquakes last year in geography?

  • What would you do in case of an earthquake?

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Methods1

Methods

  • 2nd step: Introduction of the new knowledge

    The teacher engages students in a discussion

    highlighting the geographical position of Greece in

    the world in relation to the movement of the

    tectonic plates.

    Use of the political map of Greece for:

    • Locating the Eurasian and African tectonic plates

    • Locating the Greek volcanoes

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Methods2

Methods

  • 2nd step: Introduction of the new knowledge

    The teacher will:

    • Use students’ assumptions to introduce the new information

    • Distribute and explain the booklet “Crucial Problems,” published by the Goulandris Natural History Museum of Athens.

    • Introduce the protection measures that could be taken before, during, and after the earthquake.

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Methods3

Methods

  • 3rd step: Practical demonstration of the protection measures taken during an earthquake.

    Extra instructions will be needed for students who use

    wheelchairs and/or have celebral palsy and can not

    use their hands for protecting their heads.

  • 4th step: Summary of the new knowledge. Emphasis

    on the protection measures. Alleviation of senses of

    anxiety and fear.

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Why did we choose teach about earthquakes

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Why did we choose teach about earthquakes

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Reflections

Reflections

  • The lesson was carried out in four lesson hours of forty minutes due to the high interest of students and the difficulties of the new knowledge.

  • All students showed major concern about the possible occurrence of an earthquake. None of the students had experienced an earthquake before.

  • There was an emotional impact on students: anxiety, stress and fear especially for students who use wheelchairs and students with cerebral palsy who cannot use their hands for protecting their hands.

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Reflections1

Reflections

  • The role of the teacher was to:

    alleviate the students’ stress by proposing alternative

    protection measures and giving emphasis on the fact

    that most earthquakes in Greece are tectonic and not

    volcano provoked.

    The teacher highlighted the purpose of the lesson was

    to inform and prepare students for a possible

    earthquake instead of terrifying them.

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Thank you very much

Thank you very much!!!

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