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Drought Teacher Resources
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Discuss the causes and effects of droughts with this New York Times lesson. Middle schoolers read the article "New to Being Dry, the South Struggles to Adapt," and discuss the possible solutions for water waste. They prepare public information campaigns to raise awareness about water conservation in their community. Use this lesson to address how an author of informational text addresses opposing viewpoints.
Middle and upper graders explore the concept of drought and how it affects society both politically and economically. In small groups, they will research a drought, how it impacted a specific area or region, and then analyze their findings in a comprehensive report. This lesson is extensive and provides background, extensions, and multiple resource links.
There are actually three different types of drought: meteorological, agricultural, and hydrological. This presentation is a detailed reading of information about drought, specifically drought in the state of Oklahoma. Comprehension questions are included on the last slide for your class to answer as they absorb this information. Because of the extensive reading required on each slide, this would be best assigned as a homework.
Students study the impact of drought and improve their writing skills. In this reducing the impact of drought lesson, students investigate various matters pertaining to drought. They share their findings and build knowledge about ways in which the community can take action to reduce the impact of drought.
Seventh graders research and learn the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on America and the world, and the solutions to the drought and economic downfall.