Explore these resources on forest fires, and use this map to see how close the fire danger is to us.
Answer this question, using the ABC format (Answer the question: Back it up with a quote; make a Connection or Comment):
Are the numbers of forest fires increasing? If so, why?
Try these learning games and activities (you can only play these for the last fifteen minutes in Mr. Williams class):
Into The Book
Academic Word List
Academic Reading Exercises
These three games let you create private “rooms” where you can play against your classmates:
Elemental (only lets four people play in one room)
This picture shows someone trying to rescue a victim of the 2008 earthquake in China. If you were that victim, how do you think you would feel and why? If you were the rescuer, how do you think you would feel and why?
Go to this New York Times page and find the “Weather” box at the upper right hand corner and find an article you want to read that answers your questions about natural disasters. Search anywhere on the web for articles about natural disasters (or go to Natural Disasters).You can also go to CNN. Once you find articles you want to read, upload it to bounce and demonstrate reading strategies. Then, post the link in the comments section:
Ask a Question
Read this short New York Times article, What Would You Put in Your Emergency ‘Go-Bag’?
Then, answer the question here in the comments section. Explain why you would take each item.
Take these natural disaster quizzes, and share in the comments section how you did and what were the three most interesting things you learned from them and why you found them interesting.
National Geographic Natural Disasters Quiz
Thinkquest Natural Disasters
Fact Monster Great Disasters Quiz
Please take this quiz — How Prepared Are You If Disaster Strikes?.
How did you do? What was the most surprising piece of information you learned?
Take several of these Natural Disaster Quizzes.
Which was the hardest? Which was the easiest?
What was the most interesting thing you learned from them?