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Tropical Storms: Bangladesh's Cyclone Aila

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This DVD includes footage shot during and after a recent cyclone in Bangladesh. It explores the causes, impacts and management of tropical storms in a Less Economically Developed Country. It provides clear explanations of the physical causes of cyclones and the social, economic and environmental impacts are told through first hand accounts of those affected. It then provides examples of management strategies to reduce both the short and long term impacts of cyclones through better monitoring, prediction, disaster relief and poverty alleviation schemes. As well as the 30-minute film, there are extensive teachers' notes and student activities.The resource links in with many English exam board specifications; for further details, visit the Pumpkin Interactive website. Below is a clip from the film.


Environment and Sustainability

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+



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