For students at the K2 grade levels, focus on discovering what earthquakes and tsunamis are and help students develop a sense of place by exploring Japan's location and geography.
Tremor Troop: EarthquakesA Teacher's Package for K6
. Download this PDF file for a complete unit on earthquakes. The lessons in Unit I, Level 1, will help students answer the question, "What is an earthquake?" There are several additional lessons and activities in this unit that delve deeper into the topic of earthquakes.
K6 Tsunami Curriculum
. Download this PDF file for a complete unit on tsunamis. The file also includes earthquake information and activities.
To Build an Island
, Learn about the basic geography of islands and where they are located around the world. The lesson focuses on the British Isles and the Philippines. Either add Japan or substitute it for one of the other islands. Use these websites in place of the ones suggested in the lesson: