ParsQuake: Earthquake Education in the Global Persian Community
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 58, n. 2, March, 2010, p. 86-94, abstract:
We developed a middle school earthquake science and hazards curriculum to promote earthquake awareness to students in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan. These materials include pre- and post-assessment activities, six science activities describing physical processes related to earthquakes, five activities on earthquake hazards and mitigation strategies, and a codification art/literacy project. This curriculum was implemented with 43 middle school students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in the winter of 2008. We examine the effectiveness of each curriculum component in communicating the causes, effects, and mitigation strategies associated with earthquakes to young people, and find significant improvements in seismic and earthquake hazards literacy as a result of the program.
|Number of pages/running time||10 p.|
Sub-group: University Lecturers and Professors
Sub-group: Instructor Training
|Published in||United States of America|