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Teaching Geography: Workshop 2

Latin America

Programs and Activities: Part 2. Ecuador

Getting Ready 2 (15 minutes)

What Do You Know About Volcanoes?

Site Leader: Please keep participants to ten minutes in the first part of this activity.

Take 10 minutes to construct a graphic organizer to show what you already know about the benefits and disadvantages of living near a volcano. Be original with your graphic organizer.

Use the last five minutes to discuss your finished product with your partner and brainstorm ways to bring these pros and cons to life for your students.

As you watch the video, look for the techniques that our teacher, Carole Mayrose, uses to engage her students in the study of volcanoes and the people who live near them. How can you adapt these strategies to your own teaching?

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