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8GEB - Geographic Inquiry - Boxing Day Tsunami: Impacts

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Economic impacts:

Countries can take many years to recover from a Tsunami because of the damage done to (a) jobs and (b)  infrastructure.

Briefly discuss how the tsunami impacted ONE of these areas, using examples from Banda Aceh. Try to find images to emphasize the economic impacts of the tsunami.

Search terms might include:

  • ​tsunami AND 2004 AND infrastructure AND damage
  • tsunami AND 2004 AND jobs OR employment AND damage

Social impacts:

Find an image that depicts the social impact of the tsunami that you think captures the devastation for the local people. Write a one sentence caption to go with each image.

Environmental impacts:

Countries can take many years to recover from a Tsunami because of the damage done to their environment. Briefly discuss two environmental impacts of the Tsunami, using examples from Banda Aceh.

Try to find before and after images to emphasize the impacts of the tsunami.

Possible Impacts to investigate:

  • salination of water
  • inundation of farming land
  • erosion of farming areas
  • damage to fishing grounds

Include a labeled image/graphic with each Impact.

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Online encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. Access and specific sign on details are available on the Hale Portal - Encyclopaedias page.



 
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Suggested articles include:

Economic Aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on Asian Economies

Environmental damage from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tsunami cleared way for better infrastructure in Indonesia

Student interactives

Social and economic impacts of December 2004 tsunami

December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, affected 10 countries, more than 220,000 people died and many more missing.

Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.

sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Churchouse Publishing 2014, Economic Aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on Asian Economies, 7 October, accessed 8 March 2018, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWzpyognbWA>.

Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 28 February 2018, from http://school.eb.com.au/levels/high/article/Indian-Ocean-tsunami-of-2004/470932

Remington, J 2016, Natural disasters : their impact and how we can respond, Trocadero Publishing, Brisbane QLD.

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