Reflection: Lesson Planning What Is A Disaster? (Part 1/2) - Section 2: Research Natural Diasters


The Essential Question(s)

How does a disaster affect me? How can I respond to a disaster?

When planning a lesson, there are many aspects to consider such as:

  • Is the concept appropriate for this age group?
  • Where does this lesson fit into the unit?
  • How does the lesson fit under the "umbrella" of the essential question (EQ)?

I want each lesson to "fit under" or go back to the essential question (EQ). Essential questions are so important for planning lessons but also for student focus. They (EQ's) help students to understand expectations for the learning. EQ's cause students to stretch their thinking because there is not one right answer. EQ's promote asking questions and developing answers (SP#1). EQ's are essential for developing meaningful conversation. 

  Essential Questions
  Lesson Planning: Essential Questions
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What Is A Disaster? (Part 1/2)

Unit 5: Master Disaster
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT research and share characteristics of disasters.

Big Idea: Looking at natural disasters, old and new, students collaborate as they research the characteristics of disasters and then share a presentation with their peers.

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Science, Research Strategies, Building Structures, disaster, technology, bridges, disasters
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