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 Feed the Hunger: Haiti Natural Disaster Timeline (Lesson 3 of 4)

    GEDB Feed the Hunger: Haiti Natural Disaster Timeline (Lesson 3 of 4)

    Overview

    Students will be instructed 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 Erin Plummer 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 instructed 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 extending their knowledge of Haiti from their Reading Unit and their Math PBL activities.  This will increase student engagement and motivation.


    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    SWBAT: GE Investigate the World and GE Communicate Ideas by

    • comprehending a reading passage from the New York Times
    • creating a timeline after reading about natural disasters that have hit Haiti over the past ten years

    Supplies/Resources

    New York Times article, A List of Previous Disasters in Haiti, a Land All Too Familiar With Hardship byInyoung 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 a 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 by Inyoung Kang from October 4, 2016 from the New York Times.  They will then take notes and create a timeline of the disasters in Haiti.

     

    Day 1 GE Investigate the World -  Have students read the above article alone or in pairs.  They should take annotated notes of the article as they read.  Come back together to discuss things they read about in the article.  See if they can make connections to other information they have learned about Haiti in previous lessons.  Add their shared information to an anchor chart at the front of the room.  Ask them to write down some questions they may have that they would like to investigate further. 

     

    Day 2 GE 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 both directions without end.  Let them know that a time line extends in both directions indefinitely and that their time line shows only a segment of the total history.  Brainstorm items they have seen on a timeline before.  Hopefully, they will say “dates, descriptions of events, pictures, information,…” Let them know they will be creating a timeline about Haiti disasters from their previous days reading.  Have them look at notes and determine what they would want to include on their timeline. 

     

    Days 3 and 4  GE Investigate the World and GE Communicate Ideas-  Students will create a group timeline to communicate their ideas gained from their investigation by reading the New York Times article.  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 a 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 can research disasters in Haiti from the links included in the lesson.  They may also use the online timeline maker to help them as well.


    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Student timelines will show their evidence of their learning.


    Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

    Openly discuss the following question “How have these disasters posed some of the economic problems that Haiti has faced in the last ten years?”  Students should draw on learning experiences from the previous two lessons in this unit:  Feed the Hunger PBL, Quarters for Haiti.