27 November 2017: this page is a teaching development page. If you are a Year 9 student looking for the Canaries Teide volcano role play homework, please follow this link.
Developing a volcano role-play for Year 9.
Following successful running of the USGS standard earthquake management role-play, for the third year running, I decided to launch a volcano management role-play and looked for something suitable online. There was nothing available for this age group.
I decided to adapt a complex specialist tertiary level role-play from New Zealand, geared to trainee graduate geology/hazard students (see pdf file), and transpose the geography to a location more familiar to my students: the Mount Teide volcano in the Canaries.
We looked at how volcanic islands are formed over a hot spot (example of Hawaii). Here is a simulation produced by Aukland Museum in New Zealand:
As luck would have it, there are two volcanoes in the main breaking news as we turn our attention to this topic: in Bali and Mexico. For some time there have also been suggestions of renewed volcanic activity in the Canaries.
Now we needed to get it into a form Year 9 could work with, and a one hour lesson plan… Volcano role play: Teide