1964 Alaska Earthquake

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Link to Resource: http://nsdl.oercommons.org/courses/1964-alaska-earthquake/view
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:video
Organization:PBS LearningMedia; Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
Publication Date:2009
Summary:Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 in this video adapted from the Valdez museum & Historical Archive. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was affected. In particular, learn about how the earthquake liquefied the ground, generated tsunami waves, and forced the community to rebuild in a new location.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; alaska; earthquake; high school; history; middle school; natural hazards; video
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