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What a Relief!

How are disasters addressed by the Federal Government? This New York Times lesson, based on the article "Disaster Aid: The Mix of Mercy and Politics," prompts middle schoolers to discuss the idea of using a disaster declaration as a political tool. After evaluating the claims in the article, they conduct additional research and write an essay expressing their opinion about disasters and their link to politics. Focus on finding the central idea of the text to ease comprehension.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Research
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Fine Print