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
Loading resource...

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.

  Print Lesson
15 teachers like this lesson
Science, Research Strategies, Building Structures, disaster, technology, bridges, disasters
  35 minutes
Similar Lessons
What is Climate and What Causes it to Change?
8th Grade Science » Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Heating
Big Idea: Use this lesson to find out what your students initial ideas are on climate and climate change.
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
Ryan Keser
Informational Writing: It's Tool Time! (Day 4 of 15)
3rd Grade ELA » Informational Writing Project
Big Idea: In order to be successful at any job, you need the right tools. Before we start collecting information, we need an organizational tool - the research notebook. Students learn how to use it correctly and avoid common research mistakes.
Environment: Rural
Jennifer Martinez
Generating Ideas for a Research Essay by Thinking About a Future Job
7th Grade ELA » Research Essay
Big Idea: Looking into Your Future
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
Gina Wickstead
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload