Reflection: Lesson Planning A Disaster Public Service Announcement - Section 3: A Graphic Organizer For Research


How are the NGSS connected in your lesson?

The Performance Expectation (PE) for this lesson ESS3.B: Natural Hazards states will students map the history of natural disasters in a region, combined with an understanding of related geological forces which can help forecast the locations and likelihoods of future events. There are multiple ways that the standards are connected to this Performance Expectation (PE). First, when researching a disaster, students will get an understanding of patterns (CCC#1) where they use graphs, charts, and images to identify patterns in data. My students will do that as they collect information about their disaster. Second, students will ask questions (SP#1) as they begin to research, analyze and interpret data (SP#4) collected about their disaster, and communicate (SP#8) that information to their peers in a Public Service Announcement. Finally, the standards (PE) are not met without analyzing and interpreting the data. Give students time and the opportunity to do that with their partners. You'll see that they make great connections to the data and the concepts.

Wow! My take-away is that there are so many connections and possibilities for learning within each lesson. It takes time and practice to see and understand these connections. A great venue for understanding your lessons would be with your colleagues or in a PLC (Professional Learning Community). Take your lesson to your colleagues. Share it. Review the standards. Make connections. Learn from each other. That's a powerful learning experience for an educator.

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A Disaster Public Service Announcement

Unit 5: Master Disaster
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT develop focus questions for research and use a graphic organizer to collect and organize information.

Big Idea: Looking at disasters, students learn research techniques to gather information about a disaster in order to creatively design a Disaster Public Service Announcement.

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