DISASTERS 2: ebook (Advanced version)
The concept of DISASTERS examines the role that natural or human-made hazard play in negatively/positively affecting society or the environment, using Big Understandings such as “A man-made hazard involves a failure of some kind” through to Essential Questions such as, “What strategies are set in place locally in the event of a disaster?”. PLUS a choice of creative thinking activities, assessment tools etc.
All the hard work done for you – provides you with the planning framework, a recommended video link or book as an introductory hook, a set of photocopiable cards to promote sharing of Prior Knowledge…assessments.. even a list of suggested resources!
Using the highly-praised “Inquiry Learning with Concepts” model, this unit offers you a wealth of meaningful activities to lift your students’ learning and to build on students’ interests and individual understandings. As H Lynne Erickson says (2007), “Using topics and facts as a support rather than as a final destination, will truly lift academic and teaching standards.”