CSI-R: UNDERSTANDING SCARCITY
OF NATURAL RESOURCES THROUGH
DROUGHTS
Trevor Brown RED 6545

Grades 3-5
CONTENT
Essential Question: How does a lack of
natural resources (i.e water, crops) affect
the land and people?
Disciplina...
STANDARDS
SS.2.E.1.1 Standard 1: Beginning EconomicsRecognize that people make choices because
of limited resources.
 CCS...
INVESTIGATE – TEXT 1: FICTION
Bringing the Rain to
Kapiti Plain by
Verna Aardema


YouTube: Reading Rainbow – Bringing th...
KAPITI PLAIN COMPREHENSION QUES.
1.

Identify the severe scarcity problem facing the
herdsman of the Kapiti Plain. (Cause/...
COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS – CONT.
3.

What is it called when a region has such a
severe scarcity of rain that it affects the...
INVESTIGATE – TEXT 2: NON-FICTION
Video: Droughts 101 from National
Geographic
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/edu...
DROUGHTS 101 COMPREHENSION

QUES.

1.

A drought occurs when more water is _____
than is replenished.
Used

2.

To avoid a...
DROUGHTS 101 COMPREHENSION – CONT.
4.

What are some effects of long-term
droughts on crops and the land?
Answers may vary...
REPORT
ReadWriteThink- Doodle Splash Poster
http://www.readwritethink.org
/files/resources/interactives/
doodle/


Ask st...
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CSI-R: Understanding Scarcity of Natural Resources Through Droughts - Trevor Brown

  1. 1. CSI-R: UNDERSTANDING SCARCITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES THROUGH DROUGHTS Trevor Brown RED 6545 Grades 3-5
  2. 2. CONTENT Essential Question: How does a lack of natural resources (i.e water, crops) affect the land and people? Disciplinary Vocabulary natural resource scarcity supply demand  Related Vocabulary drought famine replenish 
  3. 3. STANDARDS SS.2.E.1.1 Standard 1: Beginning EconomicsRecognize that people make choices because of limited resources.  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar topics  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening 
  4. 4. INVESTIGATE – TEXT 1: FICTION Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema  YouTube: Reading Rainbow – Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBDqPOdeXI 
  5. 5. KAPITI PLAIN COMPREHENSION QUES. 1. Identify the severe scarcity problem facing the herdsman of the Kapiti Plain. (Cause/Effect) There was not enough grass for the animal herds. The animals grew hungry, dry, and lean. 2. What scarce natural resource did Ki-pat need in order to have enough green grass to feed his herds so that they could become healthy and fat? Water (rain)
  6. 6. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS – CONT. 3. What is it called when a region has such a severe scarcity of rain that it affects the land and all who depend on the land? Drought 4. List other animals (natural resources) besides the cows that were affected by this scarcity of grass. Birds Giraffes Gazelles Tigers
  7. 7. INVESTIGATE – TEXT 2: NON-FICTION Video: Droughts 101 from National Geographic http://education.nationalgeographic.com/educa tion/video/droughts/?ar_a=4 
  8. 8. DROUGHTS 101 COMPREHENSION QUES. 1. A drought occurs when more water is _____ than is replenished. Used 2. To avoid a drought, there must be a balance between _________ and _________ of water. Supply; demand 3. What two factors lead to droughts? Natural and human
  9. 9. DROUGHTS 101 COMPREHENSION – CONT. 4. What are some effects of long-term droughts on crops and the land? Answers may vary; With no water, crops begin to die, soil erodes, and dry grass sparks forest fires. 5. What are some effects of long-term droughts on humans? People fight wars for access to water, get diseases, migrate( or move away) or may die.
  10. 10. REPORT ReadWriteThink- Doodle Splash Poster http://www.readwritethink.org /files/resources/interactives/ doodle/  Ask students to paint/draw a poster highlighting one fact they learned about effects of a lack of natural resources such as water (droughts), soil, or crops. Allow time to print and share with groups and class.

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