Monday, March 14, 2011

CNN Student Newscast of the Disaster in Japan

This is a ten-minute video explaining the cause of the Japanese tsunami, the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, and the concerns regarding Japan's nuclear energy facilities. After viewing this video, think about the answers to the following questions:
*How might an earthquake cause a tsunami?
*How fast can a tsunami travel?
*What resources do you think that survivors of the earthquake and tsunami might need right now?
*In your opinion, what might be some long-term needs for the regions affected by these disasters?
*In your opinion, what can you and your classmates do to help the people in Japan? What resources might you need to accomplish this?

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