Inferno Arizona

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, the students will learn about the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire in Arizona. The student will learn information about the fire, the physical geography of the area, the habitats threatened by the fire, the communities in the area of the fire, as well as some of the strategies used to fight the fire. Students will participate in a simulation of fighting the wildfire. Afterward, they will reflect on what policies should be made to best prepare for the incidence of wildfire in Arizona and reduce the risks to both human and wildlife habitats. This lesson includes strategies for teaching diverse learners.
Amethyst Hinton Sainz
Grade Range: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
11: The patterns and networks of economic interdependence
13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future