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The Impact of Natural Hazards Around the World

This lesson is designed to help students understand that the negative consequences of natural hazards can be reduced if we understand our vulnerability to learn to prepare for them.

Natural Hazard Risks in the United States

Students will

* label several towns on a blank map;
* view a map showing which natural hazards exist in each of these towns, and record their findings;
* research and take notes on earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods; and
* conduct case studies on specific towns that are susceptible to natural hazards.