The Rain Saved Us – Examining Drought Impacts Yesterday and Today

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Legacy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn about the centrality of water to everyday life, three different kinds drought impacts, how today's water usage differs from in the past, and making decisions about water usage. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Annamarie Schaecher
Grade Range: 
4
Duration: 
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
15: How physical systems affect human systems
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future