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All about drought: A case study of UK drought 2010-2012 – investigating the responses

Drought

These resources combine a range of teaching approaches and embed a series of critical thinking techniques in order to further develop students’ understanding of the subject matter.

Cross-curricular links are made to literacy, numeracy and ICT enabling the students to transfer their skills across the spectrum of subjects. The lessons offer opportunities for students to conduct further research, explore the numerous websites and use a range of resources such as choropleth maps to conduct their own investigation into previous drought events and begin to predict future ones from the trends. Each lesson is accompanied by an editable PowerPoint presentation and relevant worksheets.

In this lesson, students explore a range of perspectives on the impact of the droughts. Students can use this information to evaluate the impacts.

 

Learning objective

  • To investigate the responses to the 2010–2012 drought in the seven catchment areas and how these varied depending on sector.

 

The students explore a range of perspectives on the impact of the droughts. Students can use this information to evaluate the impacts.

 

Resources to support this lesson

UK drought 2010-2012 PowerPoint presentation

Recycling in soft fruit PDF file

Keep thinking worksheet

Summary of drought accounts worksheet

Speech to local government worksheet

Recycling in soft fruit worksheet

Learning reflection worksheet

 

Relevant websites

The Dry Utility

About Drought: Paul Hammett

About Drought Handbook: Outputs and Impacts

About Drought Event 2018 Highlights (Vimeo)

 

Other lessons in this set

Is drought a global phenomenon?

A case study of UK drought 2010-2012: considering the cause and impacts of the drought

The 1976 Drought – was it all good?

The future of drought in the UK

Changing our thinking about drought

 

This lesson has been co-written by the GA consultant Gemma Mawdsley and produced in collaboration with the DRY research team, ENDOWS, UWE, and About Drought.

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