This is a story taken from today’s (11/8/2011) Newsminer (the daily Fairbanks paper). It talks about an extremely large storm which is supposed to hit Western Alaska. In the Fairbanks school district all the school get a number of papers each day and I would have the students read the article and then we would discuss it (How big of a role do they think large storms play in erosion? What do the climate change models say about large storms (will they increase or decrease)? etc). Also at the bottom of the article is a list of webcams in the effected areas. I would pick a couple and spend a few minutes each day seeing how coastal areas change as a result of the storm.
Its always great when current events talk about what you’re teaching.