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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Mountains Earth’s Crust. What did the earthquake say to the ground? You crack me up!

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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, MountainsMountains

Earth’s CrustEarth’s Crust

What did the earthquake say to the What did the earthquake say to the ground?ground?

• You crack me up!

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Mountains…Mountains…

What do you know about What do you know about Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes,



• Real?

• How did myths


Poseidon: Greek god of the sea, also known as the ‘earth shaker’ when he was ignored or offended.

•What does ‘earth shaker’ mean?

•How did ancient Greeks explain Poseidon ‘shaking’ the earth?

Explaining eventsExplaining events

• People use myths to explain the world around them.

• Earthquakes, volcanoes and mountains all have myths!

Glooscap (Mi’kmaq legend)Glooscap (Mi’kmaq legend)• http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/QWERTY/Qweb/qwerte/mic_mal/sugar.htm

sugarloaf mountain NB

Pele (Hawaiian Fire goddess)Pele (Hawaiian Fire goddess)• Kilauea, Hawaii •She was sent away from her home island

because she had a hot temper.

•She made many fire pits (in Hawaii) before her elder sister found her there.

•Her sister (goddess of the sea) kept putting out the volcano’s fire.

•They had a big fight and Pele was torn apart and her spirit was free to be Fire goddess in the Kilauea Volcano.

Anaxagoras (Greek Philosopher) Anaxagoras (Greek Philosopher) 500BC500BC

• World is flat

• Air supports the world (floats)

• Disturbances in the air cause…


Hindus of IndiaHindus of India• believed that 8 elephants held the world

on their backs and when they were tired, the earth shook, creating….


What do you think?What do you think?

• Are these explanations believable?

Your turn!Your turn!

• Time to create your own myth about an earthquake OR volcano OR mountain.

• Think of a story

• Add a picture to illustrate your story!

• We’ll use GLOGSTER and link it to your wikispace!

Signing in to Glogster – 1Signing in to Glogster – 1stst step: step:

• Open a Word Doc

• Type in a ‘nickname’ and ‘password’

EXAMPLE: msmacc itsrainy11

• Save your Word Doc in your ‘documents’ folder as GLOGSTER INFO

Step 2:Step 2:

• Connect to the internet

• Go to: www.glogster.com

• Click the REGISTER button (it’s pink)

• Fill in your information

Step 3:Step 3:• Add text,sound,video,pictures• You can not use the DRAW tool. You can use Paint and

save the picture and then upload it to your glog.

• Homework for tonight:~Think about a story or myth to explain one (1) cause

of earthquakes OR volcanoes OR mountains (pick 1, not all 3)

~Add an image or picture/sound/video to illustrate your myth using Glogster!

**We will put the above together in tomorrow’s class.