This performance task was created for grade five for the culmination of a study on Weather, but can be used with any intermediate grade. Students use a website to find out the effects of El Nino on any state of their choosing. Then they use that information to create a 1 minutes public service announcement (PSA) to inform the residents of their chosen state and recommend what they should do. The project includes all materials (including the rubric) and website URLs. The rubric assesses Speaking and Listening Common Core standards.
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