Rising from the Dust: Learning about Natural Disasters Using the Novel, Esperanza Rising

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
<p>In this lesson, students will explore the causes and effects of a natural disaster. Students will record on a graphic organizer the causes and effects of a dust storm. Students then will work in small groups to apply what they learned using the novel, Esperanza Rising. The end product will be a cause-and-effect brochure explaining an arid zone, a drought, and the Dust Bowl. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).</p>
Author: 
Amber S. Amaya
Grade Range: 
6
Duration: 
4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
3: Physical Systems
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems