Famous Earthquakes and Volcanoes Reading and Worksheet

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Students read an engaging article about the TOP 10 EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES that changed the world. Perfect as an Earth science or plate tectonics sub plan!

 

Grades 7 and Up

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In this activity, students will:

  • READ an article that covers 5 earthquakes and 5 volcanoes. Students will read about where and how it happened and how the event changed history.
  • COMPLETE a grid that summarizes how each event changed history.
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions. No prior knowledge is required – all information in the questions can be found in the reading.

Examples of How Events Changed History:

  • After the Great Lisbon earthquake of Portugal in 1755, people began to make earthquake-resistant buildings.
  • The 1815 Mount Tambora volcano in Indonesia caused a volcanic winter that caused widespread famine.
  • The 2004 tsunami caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake in Sumatra highlighted the need for early tsunami detection tools.
  • Plus 7 more history-changing examples!

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