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9 10 11 12

Visualizing the 1994 Northridge Earthquake with a Story Map

This is the third of four linked social science lessons that are part of the integrated project: "The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake." In this lesson, students will be using the information they collected from family interviews about experiences before, during and after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake in lesson #2 and creatin…

9 10 11 12

Using GIS To Map Earthquake Safety Shelters in Your Community

This is the fourth and final social science lesson of the integrated project: "The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake." In this lesson, students will be learning to use publicly available data and ArcGIS Online to create a map of Earthquake Emergency Disaster Shelters in their community.

9 10 11 12

Shake It Up - Seismic Engineering 4 of 4

Will your building survive the Big One? Students learn how to construct a building to withstand shaking due to an earthquake by building a prototype and testing it with a shake table they get to make themselves. This lesson is the culmination of a 4 part series of lessons, which are part of an integrated STEM project called The Big One Is Coming - …

9 10

Create Your Own Adventure - Narrative Writing Techniques

Using Narrative writing techniques focusing on setting and character development, students will write stories surrounding earthquake survival. This is the third lesson of an Interdisciplinary Project titled "The Big One is Coming- Planning for a California Earthquake."

9 10

Earthquake Prep PSA

Using current information and technology skills, students will create a Public Service Announcement (P.S.A.) on Earthquake Prep. This is the last lesson in a part of an Interdisciplinary Project titled "The Big One is Coming- Planning for a California Earthquake". Lesson #4

9 10 11 12

Catch My Wave - Seismic Engineering 2 of 4

Earthquakes generate seismic waves that can shake and damage buildings. Students learn about p-waves, s-waves, and wave properties by using manipulatives and a computer simulation. This lesson is part of a STEM integrated project about earthquakes and earthquake preparedness.

9 10 11 12

Eyewitness to History-The 1994 Northridge Earthquake

This is the second of four linked social science lessons that are part of the integrated project: "The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake." In this lesson, students will be learning to "think like historians," and use primary sources to create a historical narrative.

9 10

Create a Supply Advertisement

In order to prepare for The Big One, consumers must get prepared. Which products will be best for an emergency kit? Students will use persuasive appeals to create an advertisement. This lesson is a part of an Interdisciplinary Project titled "The Big One is Coming- Planning for a California Earthquake".

9 10 11 12

Like A BOSS - Seismic Engineering 3 of 4

Why do buildings of different heights respond differently in an earthquake? Find out like a BOSS - Building Oscillation Seismic Simulation. This lesson is the third in a 4 part series of lessons, which are part of an integrated STEM project called The Big One Is Coming - Preparing for a California Earthquake.

9 10 11 12

Building For Earthquakes - Seismic Engineering 1 of 4

Students build a tower out of cards and analyze a structure for sturdiness. They build another structure out of Styrofoam and learn about vertical and horizontal loads. This lesson is part of a STEM integrated project about earthquakes and earthquake preparedness.

9 10

Are We Ready? Writing an Informative Essay

This introductory lesson will use Informational Reading & Writing Standards to introduce students to being prepared for natural disasters, especially earthquakes in California and write an informative essay detailing the importance of being prepared. This lesson is a part of an Interdisciplinary Project titled "The Big One is Coming- Planning for a…

8 9 10 11

Think Different: Alfred Wegener and Plate Tectonics

This lesson is part of the integrated project: "The Big One is Coming-Planning for a California Earthquake." The linked social science lessons in this project will be looking at earthquakes from historical, geographic and cultural perspectives as part of a larger unit on Earthquake preparedness and improving seismic engineering.

Substitute Lesson Plans for Administration of Justice: Common Legal Terms

In this lesson, students will review legal terms commonly used in court decisions and police reports.

Substitute Lesson Plans for Law Enforcement: Spelling Dictionary

Students compose a list of words that they have trouble spelling and make a ready reference that they can use when writing reports and essays. It will save the student's time and potential embarrassment if they don't have to rely on Spell Check to catch their mistakes.

Creation of the Environmental Impact Report

In this project, students will develop an Environmental Impact Report by analyzing a site before a construction project is being proposed. In this lesson, students will inform the community and city officials of the impacts before we place "that" there.

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