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Life on the Edge: Land Use, Food Supply, and Economics in a Small African Village
Students examine the roles that natural events (such as droughts), population growth and other human factors play on land use and food supply.
For this drought worksheet, students are given directions on how to give a presentation of facts, maps, videos, and more. Students inform the audience with 4 of the facts asked.
Dust Bowl Exodus: How Drought and the Depression Took Their Toll
Students 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. Students respond to discussion questions and participate in an activity pertaining to the lecture.
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.
In this earth science worksheet, students study the graph pictured to identify how much water Americans use at home each day. Then they respond to five questions below the graph. Students also write three ways that they can save water at home.
Drought, Famine and Geographic Diversity
Learners discuss their perceptions of Ethiopia, then research Ethiopia's geographical regions, climate, and agriculture. They write magazine articles explaining what Americans might not have realized about Ethiopia.
Drought in Your State
In this drought worksheet, students study the "US Drought Monitor" and complete 8 short answer questions on the causes and effects of drought.
Lesson 3: Confronting Climate Change: Acting
In the third and final lesson 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.
Are You Getting Thirsty?
Students study droughts and how they affect communities and coastal ecosystems. In this ecosystems lesson students use data to examine drought conditions in certain areas.
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.
Students 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.
Living Through A Drought: A National Geographic Xpeditions Lesson Plan
Learners in an ESL classroom are introduced to vocabulary associated with the environment and geography. In groups, they analyze a map of Afghanistan from an issue of National Geographic. To end the lesson plan, they identify the areas prone to drought and how it affects the lives of those living through one.
High schoolers 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.
Dry as a Bone
Learners explain why specialization leads to interdependence. They determine the economic impact of drought on a local economy.
Is El Nino Coming?
Students examine an El Nino effects map to assess the outlook for drought conditions in the United States. They explain the connection between El Nino and drought.
Two Rivers Ran Through It
Sixth graders discover the problems that early Mesototamian farmers faced while developing agriculture in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. They design a working model that solves those unique challenges.
Introduction to Out of the Dust
Powerful images set the stage for Karen Hesse's historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust. The photos, maps, quotes from the text, critical thinking questions, and background information on the Dust Bowl period are all included, and will prepare readers for a deeper understanding of this Newbery Medal winning tale.
The Dust Bowl: Timeline
A timeline can provide learners with a better grasp on events that occurred prior to, and after a major time period. Take a look at a simple timeline used to describe the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl. The slide show contains images and historical facts.
Fifth Grade Social Studies
In this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about World War II, the transcontinental railroad, slavery, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
Shadow of a Drought
Students research the history of droughts and their effects on people and the environment. They investigate the causes of droughts,where they often occur, and ways to lessen the environmental impact.