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 21 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Drought Causes Conservation
Eighth graders take a closer look at the water cycle. For this water conservation lesson, 8th graders determine the effects of droughts as they read 3 reports and chart the information they find. Students then create water conservation plans.
8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 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 37 Views 56 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 4 Downloads
Dust Bowl Exodus: How Drought and the Depression Took Their Toll
Young scholars examine the migration of refugees. In this California history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of how the Dust Bowl and Great Depression led to a California population explosion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 55 Downloads
Learners investigate the water wars taking place in East Africa. In this global issues lesson, students watch video clips and read selected articles about the water shortages in East Africa. Learners estimate their own average daily water use, discuss the issue in East Africa, and determine whether climate change is part of the water shortage issue.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
Dust in the Wind
Students investigate causes and effects of droughts by participating in a simulation 'town hall meeting.' Acting as community members, students make informed decisions to help a town and its surrounding areas suffering effects of a prolonged drought.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Extreme Weather and Mapping
For this environment worksheet, students read an article about extreme weather conditions and mapping it out. They respond to 10 multiple choice questions about what they read. Then, students explain how droughts can occur and the damaging effects that extreme weather can have to its natural surroundings.
5th - 8th Science 70 Views 352 Downloads
Saguaro Cactus Lesson Plan
First graders examine the Saguaro cactus holds water by completing a simulation which shows how the circumference of the cactus changes in times of drought and times of rainfall. They complete a K-W-L chart about cacti before they measure the circumference of Saguaro cactus fans which they made.
1st Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
Learners work together to complete a simulation on drought days. As a class, they discuss their results and compare water usage of the past to current numbers. After reading short excerpts, they answer discussion questions and review as a class.
5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads