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Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
In this day to combat desertification and drought worksheet, learners 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
Students research folklore and scientific information about rain and water cycles. Then they communicate their understanding of water cycles by creating mobiles showing each stage. Students also write their own folk tales, explaining the water cycle and its relationship to weather and climatic patterns using rhyme, rhythm, and repetition.
1st - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 16 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 activity 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
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
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 lesson by writing and illustrating alternate endings to the story.
3rd - 9th Science 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What are Natural Disasters?
There are several types of natural disasters: quakes, floods, avalanches, and more. This slide show gives a brief explanation of each at an elementary-aged child's level. There are no frightening photos from actual natural disasters, only a brightly colored graphic for each slide to represent the cause of the phenomenon.
1st - 4th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Great Depression of the 1930s
Trek through the hardships that marked the Great Depression. Photographs accompanied by light text show various aspects of American life during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl, unemployment, migrant families, and massive drought are depicted on each slide.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 33 Downloads
Pupils 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
Students 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. Students 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 8 Views 16 Downloads
The Shrinking Pond
Geometry meets ecology in this compact math task using scale factors. Middle schoolers determine the new area of a pond that is drying out due to drought based on the first given dimensions. Use this handout as an exit ticket or pop quiz.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Drought Causes Conservation
Eighth graders take a closer look at the water cycle. In 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
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