Are Female Hurricanes Deadlier than Male Hurricanes?

This Are Female Hurricanes Deadlier than Male Hurricanes? lesson plan also includes:

The battle of the sexes? Scholars first examine data on hurricane-related deaths and create graphical displays. They then use the data and displays to consider whether hurricanes with female names result in more deaths than hurricanes with male names.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with an earth science teacher for a cross-curricular lesson
  • Have the class research recent data to add to the provided table, which only goes up to 2012
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of any sensitivity concerns (natural disasters) that pupils may have overcome

  • Using real-world data makes the lesson worthwhile
  • Resource includes optional assessment questions on a different topic

  • Lesson indicates an Excel spreadsheet of the data, but there is no link to the spreadsheet