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Why do people live near volcanoes?

Overall rating 4 out of 54 (7 ratings)

Last updated 10 October 2013, created 25 June 2011, viewed 16,940

This lesson addresses the question of why people choose to live close to volcanoes if they are so destructive. It uses Iceland as a case study and is illustated with photographs taken by the author. As an activity the students can use the letter templates to explain to someone in another country th More…e benefits and dangers of living in a volcanic region.

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I don't get it it doesn't help me maybe a few changes would be a life saver

from latifaabbas, 10 October 2013
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Great thanks. highly recommended. Watched with 9 min Human Planet sulphur miners clip.

from A. Hitchin, 17 April 2013
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Life-saver ! Thank you

from gramsdale, 15 March 2013
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Brilliant thanks x

from LPFan, 30 December 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

I used this with a short YouTube clip. Kids then wrote a letter to a friend explaining the advantages and disadvantages of living near a volcano

from paddysmith, 15 July 2012
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