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Natural Disasters and the Five Themes of Geography
Have your class do research on natural disasters and create a presentation using this resource. In completing this activity, learners apply the five geography themes to their research. They write a paper describing their results. It's a great way to provide a cross-curricular approach.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 64 Views 187 Downloads
New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a instructional activity series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in actual emergency situations.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 65 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Publishing Natural Disaster Articles
Wow, what a terrific lesson! After learning about natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, pupils write an article and publish their work. This lesson is chock full of resources and supplemental materials.
5th Science 8 Views 18 Downloads
Natural Disasters: From Destruction to Recovery
What are the major economic implications, both good and bad, of natural disasters? Discover the effect that natural disasters can have on labor market conditions, capital, household incomes, and opportunities for reconstruction in local economies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students create an expressive painting documenting their experience of a storm. They create a slide show presentation comparing and contrasting the impact and the response to a natural disaster in the 19th century with the impact and the response to a natural disaster that has happened in their lifetime.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 10 Downloads
Learners jointly construct an explanation of a natural disaster. They identify features of environments that affect communities and investigate use of technology to protect against natural disasters. They design posters to support aid to communities suffering from a natural disaster.
5th - 6th Science 16 Views 68 Downloads
Natural Disasters Unit
A 10-week unit plan about natural disasters has some strong structural ideas, and rubrics for several assessments are attached, but the procedural details are sparse. The unit covers volcano, tsunami, earthquake, and cyclone disasters. Culmination is an information report, with poster, oral response, and narrative assignments.
5th - 6th Science 20 Views 36 Downloads
Natural Disasters: Unit Overview
Here is the unit overview of a fifth and sixth grade science unit on natural disasters. Links to unit components are included. A list of objectives is also featured. All links are functional except those to the worksheets, so you may want to create your own.
5th - 6th Science 15 Views 25 Downloads
Our Disastrous World
Students explore natural disasters around the world from the experiences of other students, friends and families. They collaborate with countries such as Japan, China, India, Australia, Russia, Great Britain as well as from the United States.
6th - 7th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
In Case of Emergency
A natural disaster could strike at any time: do your learners know the school and community emergency plans? Start the school year by honing research and speaking skills in a practical way with this preparedness lesson. Youngsters examine possible natural disasters for their area (could incorporate science) and investigate plans in the event of one happening.
4th - 7th Language Arts 15 Views 16 Downloads
Preparing for Extreme Natural Events
After a discussion about natural disasters, move on to talk about how to be prepared for such events. Introduce small groups to the FEMA website and get them reading about how to be safe during the types of occurrences in your area. Each group then takes one of the safety tips and generates a poster to display on campus.
2nd - 6th Science 32 Views 25 Downloads
The Big Picture
Students read U.S. News & World Reports article that examines question of whether or not the U.S. Military should be used as first responders in natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Students explore and discuss mission of the nation's military, research current makeup and deployment of U.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Issues
Take a close look at news reporting techniques and global issues. Begin by creating a graphic representation of developing nations and defining the term. After class discussion, the second day's activities pick up by deconstructing news and researching articles online.
7th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 18 Downloads
A Disaster in the Making
Young scholars compare the consequences of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco to Hurricane Katrina's impact on New Orleans as a basis for investigating the transformative effect of infamous United States natural disasters.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 80 Downloads
Students discover some of the ways the developing world is vulnerable to the impact and effects of natural disasters. They investigate some "natural disaster hotspots" around the globe and assess how vulnerable these areas are.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 28 Downloads