Module 4: Natural Disasters in the Western Hemisphere

Contributed By
UnboundEd
Subjects
English-Language Arts
Grades
Grade 5

Module 4: Natural Disasters in the Western Hemisphere

Focus on point of view in literature, research, opinion writing, and public speaking.

41 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS (41 HOURS)


Description

This module engages students in a high-interest topic—natural disasters—with a literacy focus on point of view in literature, research, opinion writing, and public speaking. The module integrates science content (about extreme natural events) with a Social Studies focus on the Western Hemisphere and the role of multinational organizations.

The Following Units Are Included within this Module:

  • Unit 1:  Building Background Knowledge: The Science Behind Natural Disasters
  • Unit 2:  Analyzing Literature about Natural Disasters: Inferring about Impact on Survivors
  • Unit 3:  Learning About the Red-Cross, and Writing an Opinion Speech

Lessons are organized under each unit.

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