This is a streamlined lesson for students to prepare for a Community Resilience Expo, focusing on drought.
Context for Use
This lesson provides a virtual alternative to the HEART Force Expo curriculum.
What Students Will Do
Students will create a project proposal to increase community resilience to drought that they could implement.
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Students will identify a resilience strategy to make their community more resilient to drought.
- Activity 1 - Identify (30 minutes) What strategy will you investigate?
Students review the virtual expo and identify a drought resilience strategy they would like to focus on.
- Activity 2 – Research (30 minutes) Would your strategy work? Is it needed?
Students interview family and friends about what they know about drought, and look into the feasibility of their idea.
- Activity 3 – Prototype (45 minutes) Create a pitch for your idea
Students create a draft of their idea proposal.
- Activity 4 - Iterate (30 minutes) Improve your idea based on feedback
Students present their prototypes to their peers, and/or a community expert for feedback.
- Activity 5 - Launch (45 minutes) Create your presentation.
Students incorporate feedback to create their final presentation for submission.