Dates: January 26 — April 18. There will be 10 total Event of the Week assignments, worth 10 points each.
Estimated Time to Complete: Approximately 1 hour to read the Friday blog post, do any research necessary to complete the assignment, and submit your comments by the following Wednesday.
- Observe how frequently hazardous phenomena happen on Earth. You can also refer to the Pacific Disaster Center, Global Hazard Atlas.
- Review infamous disasters and the similarities and differences in how each progressed, and how people and communities responded.
- Practice completing the short blog comment assignments each week.
- Foster regular interactions within the course community each week.
- Start planning for your case studies.
Grading Rubric for EOTW assignments can be found here:
Part 1 – Each Friday, beginning January 26, your instructor will make a post focused on a particular disaster.
Each blog post will include the following information:
- Description of the chosen disaster: what type of event it was (earthquake, flood, etc)
- Where it located, when and why it happened.
- Adverse affects to people and property
- 1-2 questions specific to each disaster, which should be answered in your comment.
Part 2 – Each student will do any required research and then comment on the disaster post (250 to 500 words), including the following information: Your comments are due in 1 week on the following Wednesday (with the first due on Wed. January 31, 2018).
- Do any additional background research needed to answer the questions
- Answer the specific questions included at the end of the original post
- Write about what you found most interesting about each EOTW and one new thing you learned from the post