Lesson Plans Brochures Public Relations Project Summary

Lead Investigator

Renee Edwards, Chair
Department of
Communication Studies
Louisiana State University


Co-investigators

Stephanie Grey
Assistant Professor
Department of
Communication Studies

David Brown
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Anthropology

Andrea Miller
Associate Professor of the Manship School of Mass Communication


Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

 

 

Mississippi-Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan 1: All about Hurricanes, Part 1

This lesson introduces students to definitions and characteristics of hurricanes including where and how they form. The plan includes PowerPoint Slides with notes, a journaling exercise, and a trivia quiz. The information is prerequisite for a GLE for Louisiana students in 9th grade “World Geography.”

All about Hurricanes Part 1
Teacher Guide Part 1
Reading for All about Hurricanes Part 1
Guided Notes Part 1
Exit Ticket Part 1 (post-assessment )

 

Lesson Plan 2: All about Hurricanes, Part 2

This lesson introduces students to definitions and characteristics of tropical storms and depressions, and to other disasters caused by hurricanes. The plan includes PowerPoint Slides with notes, a journaling exercise, and a trivia quiz. The information is prerequisite for a GLE for Louisiana students in 9th grade “World Geography.”

All about Hurricanes Part 2
Teacher Guide Part 2
Guided Notes Part 2
Exit Ticket Part 2 (post-assessment )

 

Lesson Plan 3: The Challenges of Hurricanes

This lesson introduces students to consequences of hurricanes for infrastructure and people. The plan includes PowerPoint Slides with notes, a journaling exercise, and discussion questions. The information addresses a GLE for Louisiana students in 9th grade “World Geography.”

Challenges of Hurricanes

 

Additional Reading

http://www.hurricanescience.org/   Hurricanes: Science and Society
http://www.gohsep.la.gov/hurricane.aspx The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml   National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center

 

GLE for Louisiana Students

9th Grade, Social Studies/World Geography/Geography/“Environment and Society”

39.  Describe challenges to human systems and activities posed by the physical environment or the impact of natural processes and disasters on human systems (e.g., infrastructure)  (G-1D-H2)

Teacher modifications will allow the lessons to address other GLE, such as

4th Grade, Physical Science/Earth and Space Science/”Properties of Earth Materials”
60. Identify various types of weather-related natural hazards and effects (e.g., lightning, storms) (ESS-E-A4)

8th Grade, Social Studies/Geography/ “The World in Spatial Terms.”
4.   Construct a chart or diagram to display geographical information in an organized way  (G-1A-M2)

8th Grade/Social Studies/Geography/“Places and Regions.”
8.  Identify and describe factors that cause a Louisiana region to change (e.g., natural occurrences, disasters, migration)  (G-1B-M3)


About MASGC

The mission of MASGC is to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of ocean and coastal resources to benefit the economy and environment in Alabama and Mississippi. To fulfill this mission, MASGC commits to interdisciplinary environmental scholarship and community-based natural resources management. For more information, visit http://www.masgc.org/page.asp?id=3