Issue of the Week 07 / 2023

Quake disaster

Pānui Read, interpret and discuss the information about a recent, major earthquake.


SKU: WK07-2023-1 Category:


The 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and its aftershocks, has caused a complex humanitarian emergency.


Explore connections to your own life and experiences, while reading about heartbreaking impacts of the devastating earthquake in Turkey.

  • Activity one
    Watch the clips about the science of earthquakes then read more on this topic, noting down key terms, ideas and evidence. Select some of the science terms and learn more about these terms by completing boxes like the example given.
  • Activity two
    Discuss what you think with others then write down 3 questions you have about what you have read/seen/talked about today. Choose your ‘top’ question to research and write a short report. Critique and use evidence. 
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