Natural Disasters

Sites

A Piece of the Puzzle
http://www.lex5.k12.sc.us/ces/5THSTU.HTM#Puzzle
Created by primary students, this site examines the concept of interdependence through the study of world cultures.

Global Interdependence Links
http://www.interdependence.org/links.html
Links to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and related organisations.

The Environment: A Global Challenge
http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/
400 articles and 811 pages, the site covers every aspect of the environment and provides many interactive features.

World Mail
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum.html?lib_id=4187&team_id=C005702
Tour through the various postal systems in the world. Ignore the login request and enter the site.

28 Billion Served
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum.html?lib_id=317&team_id=10786
Pinpoints countries in the world that are affected by famine and hunger.
Statistics provide information on area, population, life expectancy, and infant mortality. Links to various web sites that fight against famine.

Global Gang
http://www.globalgang.org.uk/
News, games and email contacts from around the globe created by Christian Aid. Includes teacher resources.

United Nations Youth Association of Australia
http://www.unya.asn.au/
Current events, links and features.

Amnesty International Australia
http://www.amnesty.org.au/index.html

UNESCO
http://www.unesco.org/
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/
Current articles and topics related to health.

UNHCR
http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
The UN Refugee Agency. Includes statistics on refugees worldwide.

AusAID
http://www.ausaid.gov.au/

World Vision
http://www.wvi.org/home.shtml
Christian relief and development organisation.

Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org/international_en/

CARITAS Australia
http://www.caritas.org.au/
Catholic Agency For Overseas Aid And Development.

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
http://www.dfat.gov.au/
Information on Trade and Global Issues

Free Trade Agreements
http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/ftas.html
Explanation of Australia\'s approach to agreements and information on agreements with specific countries.

Tourism Australia
http://www.touristaustralia.com.au/destinations/sa.htm
Lists links to tourism destinations by state.

The Evolution of Communication
http://library.thinkquest.org/26451/
Looks at the development of verbal and non-verbal communication from prehistoric cave drawings and hieroglyphics to advanced computer and satellite based systems.

ePALS
http://www.epals.com/
Worldwide community and provider of safe email services for children.

Think
http://www.think.com/
Uses the Internet to create a global learning community that connects students and teachers. Think.com provides tools that foster communication and collaboration.

Lessons

Calling All Units
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000106thursday.html
In this lesson, students explore the history of the portable cell phone as a springboard to investigating other technological innovations that significantly impact our everyday lives.

Global Interdependence Problems 2001
http://www.loretonh.nsw.edu.au/Co_Curricular/
Students use problem solving skills to analyse problems and find a best global solution.

Can We Talk?
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010920thursday.html
In this lesson, students research the history and technology of telecommunications.

Webs, Wires, Waves
http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nstw/teach/
Teaching Activities are being presented as a series of six units on telecommunication.

Webquest: Wandering the World
http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq26/world.htm
Students plan to travel to three different capital cities of the world.

Webquest: Globalization
http://www.ncsu.edu/ced/mentornet/global/globalmain.html
Students assume various roles in order to investigate the causes, effects, and true essence of the process of globalization.

Webquest: Through Telecommunications
http://home.sullivan.k12.il.us/teachers/mescher/telecommunications.html
Students will conduct a variety of hands-on activities to investigate the development and role of Telecommunications and the impact it has on the social and economic development.

Yibble\'s Webquest
http://yibble.nswfarmers.org.au/register/about.htm
Teaches students about farm practices and the relationships between producers and both local and global consumers.

Webquest: Telecommunications Through the Ages
http://teacherexchange.mde.k12.ms.us/teachnett/telecommunications.htm
Each student will research the history of telecommunications to form a timeline of the inventions that have led to the communication technology that we have today. May be adapted for primary.

Teacher Reference

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Australia Now
http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs%40.nsf/94713ad445ff1425ca25682000192af2!OpenView
Regularly updated statistical profile of Australia.

International Merchandise Trade, Australia
http://www.abs.gov.au/  etc
Links to information and tables related to imports and exports to Australia in 2002

Australia\'s Trade in Crude Petroleum
http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/c9c2f60235bddd47ca2569de002a303d?OpenDocument
This article examines Australia\'s trade in crude petroleum over the past decade.

APEC
http://www.apecsec.org.sg/
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Global Gateway
http://memory.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html
Links, databases and resources on world cultures, history and international research.

Australian Volunteer Search
http://www.volunteersearch.gov.au/
Links to volunteer organisations and information on volunteering.

By Request: Natural Disasters

Australian Severe Weather Association
http://www.severeweather.asn.au/education/cyclones.htm
Information on fire, floods, droughts, cyclones and thunderstorms.

Destructive Power of Nature
http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum.html?lib_id=932&team_id=21988
Looks at earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, and more.

Natural Disasters - Without Warning
http://library.thinkquest.org/J001382F/
Facts about twisters, earthquakes, and volcanoes.

Natural Disasters Project
http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/title.html
Information on various types of natural disasters.

Earth Observatory Natural Hazards
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/
Earth scientists around the world use NASA satellite imagery to better understand the causes and effects of natural hazards.

NOVA Online - Avalanche
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/avalanche/
Scientists on a quest to find out how snow can sometimes strike with the force of TNT take NOVA\'s cameras inside an avalanche to unlock its deadly secrets.

Earthforce
http://www.fi.edu/earth/earth.html
Beneath the surface of the earth, tremendous forces are at work, pushing andpulling against the crust.

Nova: Disasters
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archive/int_disa.html
Information on fire, flood and global weather disasters.

Savage Earth
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/
Information on earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

Hailstorms
http://www.chaseday.com/hail.htm
Information and pictures of hail and hail storms.

Wind storms, Gust Fronts & Outflow
http://www.chaseday.com/wind.htm
Information and pictures about wind storms.

Trinity Library: Cyclones, Hurricanes and Severe Storms
http://library.trinity.wa.edu.au/subjects/sose/geography  etc
Links to information on severe weather.

Wayne
2003
 

Index

Wayne
Updated Nov. - Dec. 2004
Feb.  - May  2005