“Why did SO MANY people die in Kobe on January 17th 1995?”
The task is to produce a report for the Japanese government about the earthquake. The report should be organised into 3 sections. The suggested sections are listed below, along with some weblinks that should be of use for each section. You can take a look at the assessment criteria (using National Curriculum levels) too on page 3 of this document.
2. HOW did it affect Kobe?
EQE Report on the Kobe Earthquake: This site goes into great depth on how this quake affected many aspects of Kobe life…transport, buildings etc…Again it is quite technical…be selective in what you use and understand!
3. WHAT LESSONS should be learned from Kobe?
Here you should deal with what needs to be done in Kobe, and all Japanese cities, to ensure that this kind of loss of life and destruction is greatly reduced in the future. You should also consider HOW we can better prepare large cities for earthquakes of this scale.
Preparing for earthquakes: This site gives lots of information about ways to prepare as an individual
Earthquake preparation and planning LINKS: Provides many weblinks to sites on this topic
If you would like to see how this is assessed, please click here