Writing Assignment: Convergent Plate Boundaries and Human Society
Human societies are closely tied to natural events. Think, for example, of the effects of earthquakes and volcanoes on society. In this assignment, select ONE of the options below and compile a report on how your selection is related to plate tectonic action at a convergent plate boundary.
- The "Year Without a Summer" of 1816
- The Russian Famine of 1601-1603
- The fertile soils of Auckland, New Zealand and the prosperity of the Maori people
To compile your report, include a description of the option you selected, how it is related to plate tectonics (including a description of the tectonic setting and the type of plate boundary), and how it affected human society. You can submit your report as a written paper or a podcast.
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