I lava Volcano! Volcano Travel Brochure



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I Lava Volcano! Volcano Travel Brochure



Assignment Summary: You are a member of a high-adventure travel agency. Your agency has been receiving many requests from its clients to visit active volcano sites, preferably ones that are likely to erupt at any moment! Your job is to make a prototype of an advertising brochure. You choose the destination and create an eye-catching, informative three-fold brochure highlighting what the area has to offer the adventure traveler.
Purpose: Your purpose is both persuasive and informative. Your job is to attract the reader to the location.
Writer’s Role: You are a member of the advertising team for an adventure travel agency.
Audience: You will be writing for scientifically-minded adventurous people who are potential clients of the travel agency
Form: Your brochure should be neat and laid out in three-fold format using both the front and the back of each page. The back of the brochure should have a bibliography. The brochure should be colorful and visually appealing and include photos and graphics. You must include the following information in your brochure either in a narrative format or using bullet points:
Content: All information presented is accurate, complete, and current. (60 points)

a. Name of the volcano

b. Its location (country, latitude and longitude)

c. Volcano type (shield, cinder, composite, dome)

d. Type of magma produced

e. Eruption violence (high, moderate, low)

f. Eruption products (lava, ash, cinders, gas)


g. Associated structures (caldera, vent, crater, etc.)

h. Its current life stage (active, dormant or extinct)

i. Its history (last eruptions, damage done, lives lost, etc.)

j. Any unusual history or facts about it:

Mechanics: Brochure is edited for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. (10 points)

You will lose 2 points for each error.

Form: Brochure is neat and follows the format (including bibliography) described above. (30 points)
Procedure:

1. The class will possibly visit the computer lab or library to begin research on the volcano of your choice. YOU MUST GET APPROVAL FROM ME PRIOR TO STARTING RESEARCH.

2. Continue researching your volcano in the library or at home.

3. Develop your brochure.

4. Read it out loud. Then have someone proofread it for you.

5. Make any corrections that are necessary.

6. Review the brochure-rubric to make sure you have everything needed.

7. Brochure project is due on _______May 15th________________.




Some Helpful Research Sources: A starting point!

  • Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/home.html

      • Click on Volcanoes to find a list of volcano names. Click on the name of your volcano to find more information. Click on Description to find information related to questions.
  • Global Volcanism Program http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/


      • Good site for determining the location of your volcano.

  • Google http://www.google.com Useful for general volcano information


Famous Volcanoes- select one of these or find another!


Mount Kilauea – Hawaii

Mount St. Helens – Washington

Mauna Loa – Hawaii

Mount Pinatubo – Philippines

Montserrat – Caribbean

Three Sisters (South Sister) – Oregon

Mount Fuji – Japan

Mount Shasta – California

Lassen Peak – California

Crater Lake – Oregon

Mount Baker – Washington

Mount Rainier – Washington

Mount Hood – Oregon

Three Sisters (North Sister) Oregon



I Lava Volcano! Brochure Rubric
_____ / 60 Content: All information presented is accurate, complete, and current. (6 pts. each)

  1. Name of the volcano _____ / 6

  1. Its location (country, latitude and longitude) _____ / 6

  1. Volcano type (shield, cinder, composite , dome) _____ / 6
  1. Type of magma produced _____ / 6


  1. Eruption violence (high, moderate, low) _____ / 6

  1. Eruption products (lava, ash, cinders, gas) _____ / 6

  1. Associated structures (caldera, vent, crater, etc.) _____ / 6

  1. Its current life stage (active, dormant or extinct) _____ / 6

  1. Its history (last eruptions, damage done, lives lost, etc.) _____ / 6

  1. Any unusual history or facts about it _____ / 6

_____ / 10 Mechanics: Brochure is edited for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. You will lose 2 points for each error.

_____ / 30 Form: Brochure is typed and follows the format described.

_____ / 100 Total

_____________________________________________________________

Comments:


I Lava Volcano! Brochure Rubric
_____ / 60 Content: All information presented is accurate, complete, and current. (6 pts. each)

  1. Name of the volcano _____ / 6


  1. Its location (country, latitude and longitude) _____ / 6

  1. Volcano type (shield, cinder, composite, dome) _____ / 6

  1. Type of magma produced _____ / 6

  1. Eruption violence (high, moderate, low) _____ / 6

  1. Eruption products (lava, ash, cinders, gas) _____ / 6

  1. Associated structures (caldera, vent, crater, etc.) _____ / 6

  1. Its current life stage (active, dormant or extinct) _____ / 6

  1. Its history (last eruptions, damage done, lives lost, etc.) _____ / 6

  1. Any unusual history or facts about it _____ / 6

_____ / 10 Mechanics: Brochure is edited for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. You will lose 2 points for each error.

_____ / 30 Form: Brochure is typed and follows the format described.

_____ / 100 Total

_____________________________________________________________

Comments:



I Lava Volcano! Brochure Rubric
_____ / 60 Content: All information presented is accurate, complete, and current. (6 pts. each)


  1. Name of the volcano _____ / 6

  1. Its location (country, latitude and longitude) _____ / 6

  1. Volcano type (shield, cinder, composite, dome) _____ / 6

  1. Type of magma produced _____ / 6

  1. Eruption violence (high, moderate, low) _____ / 6

  1. Eruption products (lava, ash, cinders, gas) _____ / 6

  1. Associated structures (caldera, vent, crater, etc.) _____ / 6

  1. Its current life stage (active, dormant or extinct) _____ / 6

  1. Its history (last eruptions, damage done, lives lost, etc.) _____ / 6

  1. Any unusual history or facts about it _____ / 6

_____ / 10 Mechanics: Brochure is edited for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. You will lose 2 points for each error.

_____ / 30 Form: Brochure is typed and follows the format described.

_____ / 100 Total

_____________________________________________________________



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