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 will be engaged in storyboarding causes of the case study drought and can draw their source of information from the research on the seven catchment areas.
- To investigate the causes and the effects of the 2010–2012 drought in the UK.
Students will be engaged in storyboarding causes of the case study drought and can draw their source of information from the research on the seven catchment areas.
Resources to support this lesson
Hydrological Summary Documents:
Kendon, M., Marsh, T. and Parry, S. (2013) ‘The 2010–2012 drought in England and Wales’, Royal Meteorological Society (The article required for the task on slide 6 of the PowerPoint presentation) [waiting for permission and pdf from Royal Met Soc]
Marsh, T., Parry, S., Kendon, M. and Hannaford, J. (2013) The 2010-12 drought and subsequent extensive flooding. Wallingford: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. [link to download]
Other lessons in this set
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.