Flooding: How Uncle Sam Can Help

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson students will learn the impact of natural disasters on the human environment. Students also will learn the process by which a bill becomes a federal law. Using their knowledge of how Congress passes new laws, students will propose a bill to assist in lessening the human and environmental impact of flooding.
Sheila Nice and Cheryl Wiens
Grade Range: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future