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The Three Little Pigs in Earthquake Land

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The Three Little Pigs in Earthquake Land

Grade Levels

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

Course, Subject

Geography, Science
  • Big Ideas
    Physical processes shape patterns of the Earth’s surface, including the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems.
  • Concepts
    Earth-Sun relations affect conditions on Earth.
    Humans interact with, and can change, ecosystems.
  • Competencies
    Analyze how humans interact with ecosystems.
    Explain how Earth’s position, relative to the Sun, affects events and conditions on Earth.


This lesson teaches students some of the basics of earthquakes and volcanoes. It also asks them to think about how people living in cities and suburbs must plan ahead by constructing sturdy buildings and preparing their homes and themselves for the possibility of a natural disaster. Students will therefore be introduced to some basic concepts of physical geography, as well as some of the ways in which the physical environment affects people's lives.

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The Three Little Pigs in Earthquake Land

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National Geographic Education


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