This is an assignment based on the updated Ontario curriculum expectations for Grade 8 Geography.
Students will research the Japanese tsunami from a geographic perspective. They will be assigned roles and have to create a website (media connection) to showcase their learning. To create a website, students will use Google docs (there are readily available website templates- it is very user friendly). Ensure your students have access to Google docs, or you can adapt the assignment and have students create a two-page spread in a textbook instead.
Lesson plan, assignment handout, and rubric included.
If you have a split Grade 7/8, the 7s can complete the same assignment using the topic of Natural Disasters, while the grade 8s follow this assignment.