2011 Super Outbreak

Content

  • Statement of inquiry
    • Where would it not be a good idea to live in the USA?
  • Aims of this lesson
    • The aim of this lesson is to build a detailed geographical case study of the 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak. The case study will be based upon the 5 W's structure: Where, When, Why, Who, What.
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Starter

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Activities

Where

Where did it happen?

usa-outline-map

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Task One

The outbreak produced destructive tornadoes in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Shade and label these states upon your base map.

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Task Two

Use the map below to mark upon your map the tracks of the F3, F4 and F5 tornadoes.

When

When did it happen?

April 25 to 28, 2011

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Task Three

Add the date to your case study.

Why

Why did it happen?

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Task Four

Add a 'Why did it happen' subheading. Use the video clip above and the notes you made during the Tornadoes - What and Why? lesson to describe why these tornadoes formed.

Who

Who was affected by it happening?

Link

BBC News - US tornado outbreak was 'biggest ever' [2 May 2011]

Link

wikipedia - 2011 Super Outbreak

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Task Five

Produce a SPEED consequences table - a table with five columns - Social | Political | Economic | Environmental | Demographic. Work through the two sources above adding notes into the correct columns in your consequences table.

What

What happened?

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Task Six

Under the subheading 'What happened?' produce a one paragraph summary of the 2011 Super Outbreak.

Review

Review

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Task Seven

Produce a diagram to show how you would incorporate a tornado shelter into where you live. What would you keep in the shelter?