Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate

Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
Plate Tectonics, Natural Disasters, and Climate
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Essential Question(s):

What do plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes have in common? Why?

Enduring Understandings: [The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand…]

How plate tectonics, volcanoes, and earthquakes shape our everyday lives.

Big Ideas for Unit being addressed:

• Plate Tectonics
• Earthquakes
• Volcanoes
• Longitude
• Latitude
• Equator
• Prime Meridian

Instructional Objectives: [Knowledge, Procedure, Skills]

Students will be able to:

• Plot the location of each earthquake and volcano on a given reference map.
• Discuss the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes over the surface of the Earth.
• Discuss the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes in relation to crustal plates.

Performance Task(s) this lesson supports. Students will demonstrate their understanding by…
[Student-Centered Activities]

• Plotting volcanoes and earthquakes on a given reference map.
• Use the ability to place points using the longitude and latitude method.

Evidence of Student Learning:
[Assigned Classwork, Homework, Formative Assessments, Checks for Understanding, etc]

• Discussion with shoulder partner or group.
• Check for understanding with the teacher.
• Investigating the Earth’s crustal plates by studying earthquakes and volcanoes handout.

Colorado K-12 Content Standard(s)/Grade Level Expectation(s) Being Addressed

• 1. Use different types of maps and geographic tools to analyze features on Earth to investigate and solve geographic questions.
o Gather data, make inferences and draw conclusions from maps and other visual representations (DOK 1-3)
o Analyze and present information using a variety of geographic tools and geographic findings in graphs, tables, charts, and thematic maps (DOK 1-3)
o Locate physical and human features and evaluate their implications for society (DOK 1-3)

Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for ALL STUDENTS:
• Students will be given the opportunity to work in groups or by themselves.
• Checks for understanding from the teacher.
• Student-led interaction with maps and discussion.








Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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