Flooding and Human Adaptation
Sixth graders examine the impact of flooding and the problems of humans settling in a river valley. They complete a Flood WebQuest, trace the route of the Mississippi River and the Nile River on a world map, and discuss the similarities.
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Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Human Impacts on Major Rivers of the World
Middle schoolers explore motivations behind human intervention in the stream flow of selected rivers, infer kinds of interventions and their results, and evaluate level of success of such interventions of stream flow as well as...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
When Natural Hazards Become Human Disasters
Middle schoolers gain an understanding of natural events and consider the dangers that natural hazards and natural disasters pose to humans. Through writing, and by gathering and comparing data, students examine factors that make hazards...
6th - 8th Science
Geography, Ecology, and Folklife
Learners identify how do geography and ecology influence a region's folklife. Then they investigate this question and consider how an outsider might view their own region in this lesson. Students also identify how the natural world, even...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History