Volcano Jigsaw

Project:     ATEP: Alaska Tsunami Education Program

In this lesson, students use the “jigsaw method” to read and share information from a range of nonfiction texts on volcanoes that include: the benefits of volcanoes, the Novarupta eruption and the consequent caldera of Katmai in 1912, a personal account of the ash fall in Kodiak in 1912, and volcanic action and societies of the Aleutian Arc. The jigsaw method is a cooperative learning technique that involves students working together to present and acquire new information.