Government in an Emergency: What can they do? (Government)



In this lesson the role of government intervention during a national disaster will be explored. Communities, families and individuals will have to work together to prepare for, survive, recover and rebuild after a disaster. This activity presents a set of documents for students to analyze to answer the question: How much assistance should citizens reasonably expect from the government in a disaster? A socratic seminar will be held for students to dialogue and think critically about the prompt before writing.

2-3 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
K-12 Subjects
  • History/Social Science
    • Government & Economics
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will analyze sources and use evidence to respond to prompt.
  • Students participate in Socratic Seminars as a new way of discussing and sharing ideas about a text.
  • Students will consider an individual's responsibility for being prepared in a disaster

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