This pack contains Bloom's Taxonomy activities about droughts. The activities involve identifying causes and types of droughts, analysing and researching how droughts impact living conditions and human efforts to manage and drought implications.
Using Blooms Taxonomy Framework, this resource will enable you to use it as a tool for higher order thinking. For best results, it should be used in conjunction to your own unit explored in the classroom. Staring with basic skills such as knowledge and understanding, students will be challenged to apply facts that they learnt and in creative ways.
For example, a Create Task asks students to write a proposal for their school to be water efficient. This will require analytical thinking, researching and organising information to form a feasible implementation. This task requires higher order thinking, and may require support and scaffold for students to achieve maximum learning potential.
It can be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. The framework allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I like them to finish at least 3 activities before advancing to the next skill set.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions or whole class learning experiences.
What this package includes:
Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill, 36 total activities)
Teacher material notes
Drought stimulation (bare and covered soil effects on water loss and run-off)
Instructions on how to write a bill
Bill exemplar (drought)
The activities promotes the use of the Australian Curriculum content descriptors:
YR 6 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES
Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)
- investigating major geological events in Australia, the Asia region and throughout the world
- exploring ways that scientific understanding can assist in natural disaster management to minimise both long- and short-term effects
YR 5 GEOGRAPHY
- The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (ACHGK030)
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