Learners use eyewitness accounts to gather and evaluate information about the events of the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens. They play the following roles: reporter(s), eyewitnesses, and scientists who are investigating the eruption.
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Eyewitness Report Writing Template
Eyewitness reports can provide a glimpse into otherwise unclear or unknown events. Use this graphic organizer to show your class the parts of an eyewitness report and to have individuals practice being eye witnesses themselves.
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