Our mainstream ninth-grade English classes teach a lengthy unit on Natural Disasters (which is what prompted me to originally post The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters and to create a large section on my website with Natural Disaster links.

The recent eruptions of Alaska’s Mount Redoubt have prompted me to to add to those resources with another “The Best…” list.

The first part contains multimedia resources on Mount Redoubt itself, the second portion lists interactives on volcanoes that are accessible to English Language Learners, and the third shares a few links to information about other recent volcanic eruptions.

Here are my picks for The Best Sites For Learning About Volcanoes & Mount Redoubt:


The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture has a series of excellent images of the volcano.

Here’s a slideshow from LIVE Science.

The Sacramento Bee has a series of images.

MSNBC has an online video of the eruptions, as does the San Francisco Chronicle.


Anatomy Of A Volcano is an interactive from MSNBC.

Mountain of Fire is another interactive.

Curriculum Bits has an exceptionally accessible animation on volcanoes.

Here’s a movie on Volcanoes.

Build a Virtual Volcano at the Discovery Channel.


A year ago, a town was evacuated in Chile when a nearby volcano erupted. Here’s a video of what it looked like then, and here’s a series of photos of what it looks like today.

Here’s an online PBS documentary on the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. It’s the world’s most active volcano. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and it hasn’t stopped since.

And, of course, there was the very recent underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga. You can find more information about that volcano at The Best Sites To Learn About The Tongan Volcano & Earthquake.

Free Tech For Teachers also recently posted some additional resources on volcanoes and Mount Redoubt, and is worth a visit.

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