WEATHER DISASTERS TEACHER'S PAGE

INTRODUCTION
Weather affects our lives everyday. We enjoy sunshine and warm temperatures for swimming and other summer sports. We have fun in the snow during the winter. We need sunshine, rain, and cold temperatures for successful agricultural operations. However, sometimes there is weather that scares us because we know that some types of weather can be dangerous.

 

TASK
Your task is to learn about the effects of some dangerous weather on agricultural operations.

 

PROCESS
Discuss the basics of writing a play. You might want to share the scoring guide below.

 

EVALUATION 
Rubric for Weather Projects
Competency 10 pts. 8 pts. 6 pts. 0 pts.
PowerPoint Shows understanding of Dust Bowl. Includes at least 8 slides with graphics. Shows some understanding of Dust Bowl. Includes at least 6 slides and 6 with graphics. Little understanding of Dust Bowl. Includes 4 slides and 4 graphics. Incomplete. Less than 4 slides and 4 graphics.
Chart Well written. Follows instructions and few spelling and grammatical errors. Shows creativity. Follows most instructions. Contains some spelling and grammatical errors. Shows some creativity. Follows some instructions. Contains many spelling and grammatical errors. Shows little creativity. No attempt.
Interview/Play Provides a list of 10 questions prior to the interview. Provides answers for each question after the interview. Provides a list of 8 questions prior to the interview. Provides answers for each question after the interview. Provides a list of 6 questions prior to the interview. Provides answers for each question after the interview. Provides a list of fewer than 6 questions prior to the interview. Few answers after the interview.

 

Scoring Guide for Play*

  Evidence Some Evidence No Evidence
Demonstrates an understanding of the contents of a play.      
Demonstrates an understanding of dialogue and stage direction rules.      
Includes an effective amount of dialogue and stage directions.      
Demonstrates thoughtfulness and creativity.      
Demonstrates careful planning.      
Demonstrates understanding of the weather event.      

*Scoring guide based on SuccessLinks

 

National Education Standards

 

SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS
  • Understands the causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American Society.

 

SCIENCE STANDARDS
  • Natural Hazards
  • Risks and benefits
  • Science and technology in Society

 

LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

 

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

 

TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS

 

BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS
  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

 

SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND HUMAN ISSUES
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

 

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

 

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH TOOLS
  • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
  • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
  • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

 

TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING TOOLS
  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.

 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Language Arts: Speaking/Listening Sec. 5

 

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