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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 5 Views 16 Downloads
Thirsty for Drought Relief
Students research a variety of drought-related concerns, acting as part of a 'drought preparedness taskforce.' They propose next steps for the government to take in case of drought and assess the viability of these proposals.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
Preparing for Drought
Pupils 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 3 Views 12 Downloads
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 Language Arts 4 Views 69 Downloads
Reducing the Impact of Drought
Students study the impact of drought and improve their writing skills. In this reducing the impact of drought lesson plan, 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 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students discuss a natural disaster. In this droughts lesson plan, students discover how droughts occur and how they affect the society dealing with one. They discuss how the population of Australia deals with droughts and work on different questions that deal with the effects of droughts and how they happen.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
In this day to combat desertification and drought worksheet, students read or listen to a passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct words, unscramble words and sentences, write discussion questions and conduct a survey.
7th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 31 Downloads
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 13 Views 83 Downloads
Students explore the concept of drought and its significance as a natural hazard. In this drought lesson plan, students complete 13 questions on an "Introduction to Drought as an Ecosystem Stressor" worksheet and discuss the responses as a class.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 14 Downloads
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 Language Arts 10 Views 285 Downloads
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.
7th Science 5 Views 65 Downloads
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 5 Views 34 Downloads
Wate-er Your Needs?
After a class discussion and and investigation of what kinds of plants can be found around the school campus, youngsters design a garden plan that uses drought-tolerant plants and flowers. The gardent is planted, and tended to, by the class for the entire year.
3rd Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Drought Threatens Huge Man-Made Lake
Students 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 lesson, 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 7 Views 28 Downloads
Students define and explain how droughts can affect a coastal area. They examine how drought-like conditions relate to water temperature in the Pacific Ocean. They analyze data to gather information about streamflow and drought conditions in selected areas.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download