Sunday, September 23, 2012
Week 3 Weather
While blogging, why not use a blog! A blog would be a great way for a community of people or students to become more scientifically literate on natural disasters happening now or ones that have already happened. For the age group that has to do current events, a blog post would be a great way to do this. Everyone could view it as well as make comments. I think that for my classroom of 2nd graders, hand building models of each disaster (ones that are buildable) would be more than thrilling for them. Since the students are so tech savvy now, computer versions would also be cool to them. They would get a better understanding of each natural disaster. 2nd grade is a young age to teach these devestating effects a natural disasster has on people and the environment. (So is 9/11/01) They just cannot seem to grasp the horror in the tragic loss of people and everything that gets (or got) destroyed. (If anyone has any tips on that, I would love to know!) My husband is part of the GSAR team (Georgia Search and Rescue) for the area and surrrounding area that we live in. If a major natural disaster hit nearby or depending how big it was, he would be immediately deployed to that area to help. I think allowing the GSAR team to come in and talk about the circumstances in which they are deployed, what they do to help, and other relief teams so as the red cross that are for disaster relief. As grade levels, students could collect items that would help with disaster relief to send to the town in need. Not only the displaced people will need supplies, but the people who are helping will need supplies.