Volcanoes Writing Assignment
University of Montana
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Students write an original work of fiction pertaining to the geology of stratovolcanoes and their eruptive hazards.
Introductory Geology for non-majors
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
understanding of stratovolcanoes and their geology and eruptive style.
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
volcanoes and volcanic hazards
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
synthesis of ideas, critical thinking
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Description of the activity/assignment
Students write an original work of fiction that includes aspects of the eruptive behavior of stratovolcanoes and the types of hazards that accompany stratovolcano eruptions. These aspects may appear as plot elements, or setting, or in some other fashion. Students must include background information other than their textbooks and must include references.
Determining whether students have met the goals
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