Drought Teacher Resources
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Youth Emergency Preparedness
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters happen and the role geography plays, as well as how they can help their communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Drought of 2012: Social Studies Lesson Plan
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.
7th - 11th English Language Arts
Living Through a Drought: Weather, Geography, Afghanistan, Maps
Students practice map-reading skills. Using a drought map of Afghanistan from National Geographic's Afghanistan: Land in Crisis site, students study how to recognize drought, where drought can occur, and how drought affects the people who live there.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Waste Not, Want Not
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.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Drought in Oklahoma
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.
9th - 12th Science
Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events. They present their findings to the rest of the class and then rank how confident scientists seem to be about the links.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Hopeful Eyes on Southern Skies
The Times covered a drought in 2011, which affected producers, consumers, and sellers. The class gets informed about climate and the economics of agriculture as the read this article and answer each of the 11 comprehension questions. A map and video link are embedded in the questions for further exploration.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Drought Threatens Huge Man-Made Lake
Young scholars locate Lake Mead, then read a news article about Lake Mead drying up and how that would effect water and power supplies to the region. In this current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a map and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Wild Weather and The Water Cycle
Seventh graders review the water cycle and its relationship to weather around the world. They focus their attention on extreme weather phenomena such as: floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought. Pupils draw a complete water cycle and place the weather phenomena in the correct area of the water cycle.
Exploring Weather Disasters
Students examine the impact of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and droughts. They conduct Internet research on various weather websites, complete a Weather Disaster Information sheet, save images of weather disasters on Google Images, and create a computer slideshow presentation.
K - 2nd Science
GPM: Too Much, Too Little
This little video helps earth science learners understand the importance of recording precipitation patterns and forecasting where and when the next extreme events may occur. Various meteorologists share Global Precipitation Measurement satellite images in order to explain how they are used for modeling and prediction.
6th - 8th Science
Preparing for Drought
Middle schoolers study droughts in Oklahoma and list possible reasons for droughts. They form subcommittees to explore the drought problem and create plans for drought management and relief. They research five areas around the world where drought has occurred.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Reducing the Impact of Drought
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.
3rd - 6th Science
Failed Banks, Political Despair and Drought: How the American People Survived the Great Depression
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.
7th Social Studies & History