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As San Francisco residents, which natural catastrophe would pose the bigger threat?
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Your Role – You will be assigned one side of the debate and either argue that an Earthquake or a Tsunami will pose a bigger threat on San Francisco residents.  You will need to gather and write evidence to share during the debate.


Task #1:  Which natural catastrophe poses a bigger threat to San Francisco residents?

My POSITION IS:  A(n) ___________________________ poses a bigger threat to California residents.


Task #2:  Why do you think an Earthquake or Tsunami poses a bigger threat to San Francisco residents?  You will want to come up with at least three pieces of evidence to prove to the class that your chosen catastrophe poses the biggest threat.  Your evidence should follow this form:


“A(n) Earthquake/Tsunami poses a bigger threat on San Francisco residents. According to _______________ “__________________________________________________________________.”  This shows that a(n) earthquake/tsunami poses a bigger threat because ________________________________________________.


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Earthquakes - World Book, Inc Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780716698203
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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Earthquakes - Mark Maslin
ISBN: 0739813285
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Nature's more violent outbursts are explored through this exciting four-book series that examines natural disasters, where they strike, and the damage they cause. The nature of our restless Earth unfolds through colorful diagrams, simplifying the science of volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and storms. Fact boxes highlight famous disasters throughout history.

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Tsunamis - Samantha Bonar
ISBN: 0736809023
Publication Date: 2001-07-01
Explains why tsunamis occur, the damage this natural disaster can inflict, some famous tsunamis, and how people can protect themselves against these giant waves.


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