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1 Click on the images to activate your schema!

2 Laptop with computer access Critical Reading Series: Disasters – Krakatoa: The Doomsday Crack Heard Round the World – The San Francisco Earthquake – Pompeii: The City that Slept for 1,500 Years or Critical Reading Series: Calamities -Killer Tornado -In the Eye of the Storm -The World Series Earthquake -The Great Mississippi Flood of 1993

3 They have the power to shake the universe. They helped form the earth beneath our feet. They can bring both blessings and devastation. No human can control them. No man can fully comprehend their awesome majesty. Natural disasters can happen at any time or place. They can bring sorrow, but they can also teach important lessons about who we are, what is important to us, and what joys life can hold for every human being. Because natural disasters are such an essential, and often overlooked, part of our lives, it’s important to know how they function and how to prepare for them. As you complete this cyber lesson our hope is that you can Master Your Disaster!

4 Natural disasters happen somewhere in the United States every single day. These disasters cause huge amounts of damage to property, the economy, and people’s lives. Experiencing a severe weather condition can be terrifying. Many people will live through more than one and some may never experience any. But what would it be like to live through an earthquake, hurricane, or a tornado? Essential question: What type of preparation is necessary to stay safe during severe weather?

5 1.Write down 2 facts you already know about your assigned natural disaster. 2.Next, click on the picture for your assigned disaster and visit the Why Files page for some additional background information. Keep adding to that schema! 3. Finally, complete your Schema Starter that identifies 3 facts that you know about your assigned disaster, 2 questions that you still have on this topic, and one thing that surprised you. It’s now time to Master Your Disaster!

6 You and your friends are all preparing for terrible weather in five different locations. (Talk about a bad day! ) Your task is to write a letter to a friend and tell him/her how you know that your weather condition is about to happen and how you plan to survive. Include in your letter the tools that you chose for your survival kit. Use the number that you were given in your group to determine what state and severe weather you are going to investigate and experience.

7 *Team member 1 is in an earthquake in California. 25 Sunny Drive Santa Rosa, CA *Team member 2 is in a hurricane in Louisiana. 47 Windy Lane New Orleans, LA *Team member 3 is in a flood in South Dakota. 12 Rainy Place St. Vermillion, SD *Team member 4 is in a tornado in Kansas. 74 Spinning Road Greensburg, KS *Team member 5 is a pen pal near a volcano in Ecuador. 38 Eruption Street lo te 31 Quito, Ecuador SA

8 As you read the selected texts, you should take notes and complete the Master of Disaster page. Click on the graphic below and copy and paste the template into a Word File on your computer. Remember to fill this out as you read!

9 Read through each of the following resources that contain information on your disasters: Web sites Natural Disasters: Destructive Forces of Nature This site gives general information and safety tips for tornadoes, volcanoes, tsunamis, lightning, earthquakes, drought, and hurricanes. Natural Disasters: Destructive Forces of Nature FEMA For Kids: The Disaster Area FEMA For Kids: The Disaster Area This site is written specifically for kids. It gives information and safety tips for floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunami, thunderstorms, earthquakes, wildfires, and winter storms. Nature's Wrath This site also gives both information and safety tips. The sections include earthquakes, hurricanes, severe weather, tornadoes, tsunamis, and volcanoes.

10 Now that you have some background information, read the accompanying non-fiction text that has been assigned to your role. Hurricanes: In the Eye of the Storm Tornadoes: Killer Tornado Volcanoes: Krakatoa: The Doomsday Crack Heard Round the World Earthquakes: The World Series Earthquake Floods: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1993 As you read, please continue filling in the Master of Disaster sheet to help guide your reading and record important information that can be used in your letter and discussion.

11 Now that you have completed your Master of Disaster notes, it is now time to write a letter to your three friends. First, click on the graphic of a letter to give you an idea about how a friendly letter is written.

12 Next, click on the graphic below and use the website ReadWriteThink to develop your letter. Use the addresses given to you earlier as your return address and the real names of your classmates when writing your letter. Make sure you follow this format: Paragraph 1 : Explain the causes behind your natural disaster Paragraph 2 : Explain how you are preparing for the disaster Paragraph 3: Explain how you are feeling at this moment (connect to the text)

13 Disaster Quiz Take this quiz to see if you truly mastered your disaster. After each question is answered, it gives information to explain the answer. It has sections that cover hurricanes, volcanoes, floods, drought, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Disaster Quiz Disaster Games DisasterGames Play Water, Wind, Earth against the computer and see who comes out the winner! Hurricanes Prepare your yard for the worst during a hurricane. Disaster Math Are you a math whiz? Take this math challenge that incorporates natural disaster information.

14 STANDARD (3)EXCEEDS STANDARD (4) Student is invested in daily learning activities by: 1. Following directions 2. Meeting individual task requirements * Completion of Schema Starter * Completion of Master of Disaster worksheet * Friendly letter 3. Completing task/activities in time allotted Student meets all the criteria of the “STANDARD” AND is actively involved in class work challenges STANDARD (3) APPROACHING STANDARD (2) Student meets most expectations. SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW STANDARD (1) Student meets few expectations.

15 Classwork Day 1: I completed the Schema Starter activity Classwork Day 2: I completed the Master Your Disaster webquest Citizenship: I showed respect for others. I remained in my seat, raised my hand to ask questions, and helped others when needed Reflection: Please share some additional comments about this experience. Explain what you think went well and what didn’t go well. Support what you say with specific examples.

16 Books: Jamestown Critical Reading Series: Calamities Jamestown Critical Reading Series: Disasters Websites: The Why Files SchoolNotes: Natural Disasters FEMA Nature’s Wrath Friendly Letter ReadWriteThink Red Cross


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