A view of Mount Adams from Mount Rainier. Both mountains are part of the Cascade Range.
Most of the world's active above-sea volcanoes are located near convergent plate boundaries where subduction is taking place. Through books and online research, students will summarize and transfer information onto the mobile volcano pieces for Japan and the Cascade Mountain Range. Students then should be able to compare and contrast the history and major features of the volcanoes. This lesson is adapted from USGS Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard curriculum.
Become familiar with important aspects about each of the 20 volcanoes
Identify sources of information about Cascade and Japan Arc volcanoes