Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
5
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    GEDB Haiti: Exploring Natural Disasters (Lesson 3 of 4)

    GEDB Haiti: Exploring Natural Disasters (Lesson 3 of 4)

    Overview

    Students will be assigned to read a passage from the New York Times titled A List of Previous Disasters in Haiti, A Land All Too Familiar With Hardship by Inyoung Kang from October 4, 2016. It would be beneficial to link (http://nyti.ms/2duhKk1)the article to a classroom web page so students can access the links embedded within the article. This lesson was developed by Marissa Piersanti as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    Students will be assigned to read a passage from the New York Times titled A List of Previous Disasters in Haiti, A Land All Too Familiar With Hardship by Inyoung Kang from October 4, 2016. It would be beneficial to link (http://nyti.ms/2duhKk1)the article to a classroom web page so students can access the links embedded within the article.


    Content

    Student Engagement/Motivation

    Students will be engaged by creating their own personal timeline.


    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

     

    SWBAT Investigate the world and communicate ideas by

    • comprehending a reading passage from the New York Times
    • analyzing important dates and determining the significance of a natural disaster in a certain area
    • create a timeline based off of New York Times article and present timeline in an organized manner ( on construction paper or using an online template)

    Supplies/Resources

    New York Times article, A List of Previous Disasters in Haiti, a Land All Too Familiar With Hardship by Inyoung Kang from October 4, 2016, it can be accessed from the following link:  http://nyti.ms/2duhKk1  (This is a permalink.)

    Construction paper, poster board, or online resource to create timeline; markers, pictures from Haiti found on google, in magazines, or in news papers


    Learning Tasks and Practice

    Students will read the article titled A List of Previous Disasters in Haiti, a Land All Too Familiar With Hardship byInyoung Kang from October 4, 2016 from the New York Times.

    Students will be researching about the natural disasters that have occurred in the country of Haiti over the past 10 years.   These events should  be significant enough as to where they have caused devastation to the country of Haiti.  After the students have researched about these events, they will create a timeline to display these dates in sequential order.

     

    Days 1 and 2 Investigate the World -  Have students read the above article alone first. While researching, students should be brainstorming and trying to make connections between this article and anything else they have learned about with Haiti.  After they have researched, come together as a whole class and write down dates on a piece of chart paper or the white board.  For each event, make sure to talk about how the disaster impacted the people of Haiti.  Have the students write down any questions on sticky notes they would like to further investigate after the class discussion.

     

    Day 3 Investigate the World- Instruct students on how to create a timeline.  Give them a definition of a line:  a straight row of points that extends in moth directions without end.  Let them know that a time line extends in both directions indefinitely  . That they time line shows only a segment of the total history.   Also, be sure to discuss important items that go on a timeline, for example, a title and dates.  All of these items are important to include when creating a timeline.

     

    Days 4 and 5  Investigate the World and Communicate Ideas- Students will be able to communicate their ideas by through the timeline they create.  Students will be working in a group of 3-4 students and displaying their information in the form of a timeline.  They can also research disasters in Haiti from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, flooding 2014, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.  Kid Rex or Google Jr are good sites for kids to research safely.  Some school systems also have access to online media resources through their library catalogue such as Destiny Quest. They may hand write timeline, use an online timeline creator (Flash player required) such as Timeline (http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline_2/ ) Timeline Maker (http://www.softschools.com/teacher_resources/timeline_maker/ ), or type, print, and glue information from a word document.  Students may print pictures to add to their timelines. 


    Technological Engagement

    Students researched various online websties to explore natural disasters in Haiti.


    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Students timelines will serve as their evidience of learning.  Students social studies notebooks will also be collected to be reviewed


    Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

    Have a classroom discussion and answer the following questions “How have these disasters posed some of the economic problems that Haiti has faced in the last ten years?”This is a great question to end the discussion because students should be able to use their experiences from the 2 previous lessons:  Feed the Hunger PBL, Quarters for Haiti to help answer the question to help draw conclusions.