Monarch took inspiration from the book "I Survived the Eruption of Mount Saint Helens" by Lauren Tarshis to create their own chapter for an audiobook. The children picked up the story as the main character, Jess, escaped from a pit, which she was using with her friends as shelter after being caught too close to the volcano when it erupted.
We studied the effects of volcanic eruptions and the language and techniques used by Lauren in her book. The children then wrote their own chapter and recorded it as audio. This was added to a slide show of images of Mount Saint Helens before and during its eruption.