- To see that the students learn about the different levels and features of the earth’s crust
- To see that they learn how mountains are formed and the different types of mountains
- To enable the students to compare the difference between an arid and a fertile land, and to explain why this difference exists
-To enlarge the students’ knowledge about people, the different styles of life in the mountains vs. the lowlands; to enable them to explain the difference
Words to Study:
After reviewing the formation of the earth, the earth’s crust, etc., I will explain what mountains are, how they are formed, their different formations. The teacher will illustrate this lesson with colored charts and films if available.
-Students will see books about mountains
-They will search on the computer about mountains
-They will prepare a list of products and animals of the mountains
-They will discuss different types of recreation in the mountains
-They will make their own mountains and valleys, etc. using clay of different colors and /or pieces of rock
Lesson Plan Two: The Difference Between Oceans and Rivers
After studying this subject, the student will be able to
-name some of the elements found in the ocean
-explain in a simple manner the relationship between the ocean and the weather (evaporation, heat, etc.)
-write a list of animals that dwell in the ocean
-explain about the coastline and its risks
-explain where rivers are formed and where they go
-write several sentences explaining the differences in use and quality between water from the ocean and water from the river
Accompanying this subject, I will show a film about rain forests, and the class will discuss the film.
Lesson Plan Three: An Introduction to Hurricanes
-that the students learn what a hurricane is and where it is formed
-that they learn the time of year in which hurricanes occur and what to do when we receive a warning that a hurricane is coming; (here I will provide the students with a list of the different supplies that the family needs in case a hurricane arises)
After reviewing about the weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes, I will explain the similarity between tornadoes and hurricanes, noting that hurricanes are much larger and more dangerous. I will present a film about Hurricane Hugo, which caused alot of damage in Puerto Rico, where most of my students came from. After seeing the movie, the class will have the opportunity to discuss freely. They will be encouraged to explain their own experience or that of their families during the hurricane. After this session, the students will copy a list of supplies needed in case a hurricane warning is issued. Students will also copy a list of agencies and institutions that help victims of hurricanes and other disasters.