For teachers: Cyclone Sidr resource

bangladeshflag As part of my International study visit to Bangladesh, one of my targets was to produce an educational resource. This is now complete.

The resource is based on Cyclone Sidr and is aimed at Key Stage 3, it consists of six lessons and forms a complete case study.

Overview of the lessons.

Lesson Ideas Resources
1 Rationale- why study this event?

Formation of the Cyclone Sidr.

Cyclone protection in Bangladesh.

PowerPoint with linked video and embedded animation.

Student worksheet about the formation of the cyclone.

2 Causes, Impacts & Responses. PowerPoint introducing classification task.

Student worksheet-classification task.

3 How quickly will Bangladesh cover? PowerPoint comparing development statistics of the U.K. and Bangladesh.

Student response worksheet.

4,5,6 Levelled assessment. Students to produce a PowerPoint storyboard about the cyclone for B.B.C. news 24.

Task worksheet.

Assessment criteria.

Outline PowerPoint.

The lessons and resources can be downloaded here. (Zip 26mb) All resources are authored in PowerPoint and Word 2003.

logo_oxfam If you do utilise the resource, please could you consider donating to the cyclone emergency disaster fund, Bangladesh when I visited was just recovering from the floods of the summer, the cyclone has compacted the problems that the country faced, particularly in rural areas. To put our wealth into context, £150 would build a three bedroom house in Tanguil

Please feel free to provide feedback.

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  1. Mark OLLIS
    Posted December 6, 2007 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Thanks a million for the cyclone sidr resource, again looks like a fantastic resource and couldn’t come at a better time – end of term. It certainly has determined the destination for my Christmas giving, well done.

    Tony I have some population Top trumps [88 countries] we have been producing using the template at geointeractive. Jsut print, copy and slice. Any use? A good end of term resource or I am quite happy for them to be distributed but a little unsure which address to send them to.

    I have also been using alphabet of Nations so thanks to you and Geogtastic. Amrk Ollis [HoD St Bees School]

  2. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted December 6, 2007 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Cheers Mark, would love a copy of the top trumps, still at the same email.

    best wishes


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