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All about drought: The future of drought in the UK

Drought map

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 are encouraged to acknowledge that the future of drought in the UK is increasing but uncertain, and draw links through climate change to offer explanation for this.

 

Learning objective

  • To investigate the future of drought in the UK and how it could affect the students.

 

Students are encouraged to acknowledge that the future of drought in the UK is increasing but uncertain, and draw links through climate change to offer explanation for this.

 

Resources to support this lesson

The future of drought in the UK PowerPoint presentation

Question Generator

Catchment area summary table 

Catchment areas annotation task worksheet

Future of drought for YOU table worksheet

Storyboard and Keep Thinking task worksheet

Potato vs quinoa narrative task worksheet

Future drought and vegetation maps worksheet

Learning reflection task worksheet

 

Relevant links

The Dry Utility

Water Futures: East London

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

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

The 1976 Drought – was it all good?

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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