Succession in Communities

What occurs following a natural disaster? High schoolers research this question and others as they investigate natural succession after a disaster. First, as they differentiate between primary and secondary succession, they explain how human actions can cause succession. Groups or pairs then discuss ways to avoid negatively impacting their surrounding community. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pairs prepare a small model of an environment before and after a natural disaster
  • Prompt your class to research the most current natural disasters, and to determine what measures, if any, could have possibly prevented widespread catastrophe
Classroom Considerations

  • Assist English learners with research and assessment questions
  • The lesson is sixth in a 9-part series
Pros

  • Assignments provide ways to relate information to present-day issues and opportunities for proactive measures
  • Information allows multiple ways to present important concepts while engaging students, no matter their style of learning
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