Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Extreme Weather's Impact on Our Resources

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How dry is it? It's so dry, the river only runs twice a week! Through an analysis of maps and discussions, pairs learn about droughts across the United States in the ninth of 12 lessons. They then read about, answer questions, analyze graphs, and create their own graphs to understand drought conditions and their long-term effects. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the cause/effect thinking maps as homework and go over in class to address misconceptions
Classroom Considerations

  • Homework reading may be too difficult for fifth and sixth graders; highlight important portions for them to focus on, or read it in class
  • Other required articles can be read by pairs on the computer or from printed pages
Pros

  • Lesson provides a homework assignment, reading an article
  • Analysis of graphs for any age is a great critical thinking skill
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS