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Educational Resources

Unit Organizer

Lesson

Time

Description

1

90 minutes

In this lesson students will define what a Canadian disaster is.
Handout 1.1 Comparison Chart of Canadian Disasters
Handout 1.2 Ranking of the 15 Canadian Disasters on the SOS! Canadian Disasters Website

2

90 minutes

In this lesson students will learn about two major types of air disasters.
Handout 2.1 Air Disasters Comparison Chart
Handout 2.2 Ranking Chart for Air Disasters

3

120 minutes

In this lesson your students will learn that there are two major types of Earth disasters and the causes of these disasters.
Handout 3.1 Comparison Chart of Causes of Earth Disasters

4

120 minutes

In this lesson your students will learn about ice disasters by role-playing a royal commission inquiry into Canadian ice disasters.
Handout 4.1 Royal Commission Report
Handout 4.2 Royal Commission Inquiry into Ice Disasters: Evaluation Rubric

5

120 minutes

In this lesson your students will learn the difference between primary and secondary sources and the strengths and weaknesses of these sources of information while comparing three Canadian Fire disasters.
Handout 5.1 Sources of Information Chart

6

90 minutes

In this lesson your students will learn about the types and causes of water disasters by studying three Canadian examples.
Handout 6.1 Comparison Chart of Causes of Water Disasters