Storm nears Western Alaska

Dangerous Storm nears Alaskan coast

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.

1 comment for “Storm nears Western Alaska

  1. bsjohnson
    November 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    What a great way to connect current events with a specific unit of study! I think that this would also be a great activity to do with the students, even if the event had already happened…they could look at the past year’s worth of weather/storms/etc., for example, and have the same sort of conversation.

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