2011 Super Outbreak
- 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.
Where did it happen?usa-outline-map
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.
Use the map below to mark upon your map the tracks of the F3, F4 and F5 tornadoes.
When did it happen?
April 25 to 28, 2011
Add the date to your case study.
Why did it happen?
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 was affected by it happening?
BBC News - US tornado outbreak was 'biggest ever' [2 May 2011]
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.
Under the subheading 'What happened?' produce a one paragraph summary of the 2011 Super Outbreak.
Produce a diagram to show how you would incorporate a tornado shelter into where you live. What would you keep in the shelter?