Drought Teacher Resources
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New Review 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 43 Views 15 Downloads 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 Language Arts 4 Views 69 Downloads
Living Through a Drought: Weather, Geography, Afghanistan, Maps
Young scholars 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 9 Views 20 Downloads
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 52 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Waste Not, Want Not
Discuss the causes and effects of droughts with this New York Times instructional activity. 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 18 Views 292 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
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
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 3 Views 5 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 plan, 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
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the effects of a warming planet on a more comprehensible scale.
6th - 12th Science 83 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath": The Inner Chapters
Here’s a must-have resource for anyone using The Grapes of Wrath. Everything from guiding question to background information, from photographs to documentary films, from activities to assessments is included in a richly detailed packet designed to show readers the tight relationship between the Joad narrative and the inner or intercalary chapters of John Steinbeck’s acclaimed novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: Confronting Climate Change: Acting
In the third and final lesson plan in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought and/or flooding, as well as other effects of climate change, then they propose an action plan to address the issues at the school level.
6th - 12th Science 25 Views 25 Downloads 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 5 Views 19 Downloads
The Migrant Experience: The Great Depression
Packing up and moving west to California was a tough decision for farmers in during the Great Depression. Nine text-rich slides contains information separated into six main categories related to the migrant experience. They'll discuss, the people, the Depression, the drought, dust storms, and the move west.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Preparing for Drought
Students 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
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 8 Views 15 Downloads
For many children around the world, food scarcity is a painful reality of daily life. Help young scholars understand the seriousness of this global issue with with a reading of the book The Good Garden. After discussing food security and completing a related worksheet, learners conclude the instructional activity by writing and illustrating alternate endings to the story.
3rd - 9th Science 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 66 Downloads