nuclear_tsunami-430x324.jpgResources and ideas for schools wanting to use the Tsunami / Earthquake disaster in Japan as stimulus:

Recommended websites:

http://www.guide-de-survie.com/seisme-tremblement-terre/
French
How to survive an earthquake - Imperative/infinitives, lists of essential equipment etc.
http://www.guide-de-survie.com/survivre-tsunami-raz-de-maree/
French
As above to survive a Tsunami - not as comprehensive.
http://1jour1actu.com/dossierclesactu/seisme-au-japon/
French
Website with simplified news bulletins aimed at 7-13 year olds in French.
http://www.securikids.fr/parents/planete/tour-du-monde/2495-seisme-tsunami-terres-ravagees-cadavres-indenombrables-dans-les-yeux-des-enfants
French
diagram of how a tsunamis is formed and accompanying French text.



http://www.teteamodeler.com/editorial/seisme-japon.asp
French
Interesting text in French about how to reassure young children about the events in Japan.
http://energie-climat.greenpeace.fr/
French
Whole sections about nuclear energy and the dangers faced in Japan with diagrams and everything
http://www.physiker.com/?b997a270
German
Physics for kids but all in German and includes geoghical forces such as earthquakes
Click this link for textbook downloads about tsunamis & earthquakes
Spanish
Textbooks in pdf form to download for children to learn about tsunamis and earthquakes etc.
http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2011/03/15/01003-20110315ARTFIG00683-japon-les-kamikazes-du-nucleaire-sacrifient-leur-vie.php
French
Commentary about the real everyday heros staying behind to battle with the nuclear plants at Fukushima
http://www.tivi.de/fernsehen/logo/index/35467/index.html
German
very KS3 friendly version of recent events in Japan

Resources made by teachers:

Spanish
This PPT is based on a Rachel Hawkes model for describing places

French
Match up exercise online - what to do in an earthquake http://talkaboutgames.wikispaces.com/Earthquake
French
Gap-fill based on what to do in an earthquake (not same text as above)

German
These files were kindly uploaded to the yahoo MFL resources group by Alison Kirsch

French
Simple past tense phrases adapted from and based on ppt originally made by Caroline George and shared on MFL Yahoo Resources grou