Monday, 20 September 2010

Canterbury Earthquake

One of the particularly valuable resources for geography teachers is the ability to access newspapers in remote places.

The Press is the local paper for Christchurch in New Zealand.

It has a range of resources and articles relating to the quake.

One of the particularly useful resources is an INTERACTIVE STORY MAP.
This contains a range of stories (over 350 in total) identified by pins...

Some good cartoons in Wellington's Dominion Post too... Grabbed a few of those for a future session...

Update:
Amy Barcz from Auckland has sent me another link from this same location: an 'animation' of the hundreds of quakes which occurred in the area during the whole seismic event...
Impressive to see the number of quakes that happened in a short period of time...
Christchurch Quake Map uses Google Maps - works on iPhone and iPad too, which is nice...
Thanks for the link Amy...

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