Geographical Factors and Risk
- Geographical Factors and Risk
- Starter Activity - Photo Analysis - Processes
- Student Activity - Map Analysis - Processes
- Student Activity - Geographical Factors and Hazards - Processes
- Student Activity - Earthquake Maps - Processes and Spatial Patterns
- Student Assessment - Essay Question - Places, Processes and Power
This page develops in some depth the different localized geographical factors that influence risk. The lesson begins with a gallery/photo analysis activity to explore local factors. Students then look in more depth at resources based on the earthquakes at Sinchuan, Kashmir and Bam and complete their noting sheet, examining geographical factors before, during and after the events. This can be followed up with the 9-card diamond ranking and discussion on generalized local geographical factors. The lesson concludes with the introduction to the essay assessment on risk.
How do geographic factors contribute geophysical hazards becoming creating disasters?
Study the following gallery and for each image examine the local physical factors that influenced the level of risk to the geophysical harzards.
Study the two maps showing the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Using map evidence describe how the geographical location may have influenced the nature of hazards
Study the following Twitter video capturing the extent of liquefaction movement near Palu in Saluwesi.
What factors relating the local geographical context do you think helped create the conditions for such devastating liquefaction?
Click the image
Study the maps below for Sichuan Province, Pakistan Kashmir and Bam, Iran
For each map use evidence to explain how geographical factors of the area and event exposed people to greater risk before during and after the earthquakes
Discuss the extent to which you agree with the statement 'that risks that communities are exposed to from geophysical hazards depends almost entirely on the magnitude of the event'. (10)
- Defines key words and addresses the statement by stating a clear argument
- Demonstrates clear evaluation of factors that influence risk in line with the question
- Uses a broad range of focused examples as evidence for the argument
- Develops a balanced but persuasive argument
- Takes a clear and well stated view on the importance of the magnitude of the event