Deliverable 1 – earth’s four spheres presentation

Competency
Describe the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and how they interact.

Student Success Criteria
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Scenario
Each of us has directly or indirectly been impacted by a natural disaster or severe weather event. For this assignment you will be required to recall a personal, real-world experience about the power of one of the Earth’s four spheres that you have experienced in your lifetime, creating a mixed media PowerPoint presentation that brings this event to life. The goal is to illustrate the interconnectedness of the Earth’s four spheres to human health and safety, to the current state of our climate, and to the mitigation of such disasters in the future as the consequences of climate change continue to worsen.

Instructions
In a well-organized presentation using PowerPoint, you will construct a visual presentation that illustrates the power of a natural disaster/geologic event in history from the standpoint of a personal experience. Consider a time in your life when you have been impacted, either directly or indirectly, by a natural disaster or severe weather event. 

Your presentation should include the following elements as well as a robust discussion of each in the slides’ speaker notes section:

  • Discuss background, history, and location of your chosen event/disaster. (Where did this event occur? How many people were impacted by this event?)
  • Specify measures taken to mitigate the event/disaster. (What was the response of the community/state/country to this event?)
  • Discuss how we might mitigate a similar event/disaster in the future. (How can we mitigate disasters to more fully protect human health and safety?)
  • Be sure to include images/maps/statistical information from your chosen event/disaster.

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