Lesson 7: Resilience in Action
Students explore resilience toolkits to better understand their value. They draw upon these toolkits to design a resilience plan for their school campus as the culminating task of Project Resilience.
Lesson 7 is divided into five parts, each intended for about a day of instruction time, though extra time may be required as students develop projects for the school resilience plan. A lesson plan, including teacher instructions, for each part is linked below:
- Lesson 7: Part 1: Breaking Down Resilience Toolkits - Students will investigate various adaptation plans used throughout Louisiana to understand the necessary steps for designing an adaptation project.
- Lesson 7: Part 2: Making Our School More Resilient - Students will identify environmental problems affecting their school campus, which is the first step in creating a school resilience plan.
- Lesson 7: Part 3: Project Design - Students use the resilience toolkit to design a detailed plan for adaptation projects that would benefit their school campus.
- Lesson 7: Part 4: Present and Revise - Students present their group adaptation project to the class and then revise their plan based on peer-review.
- Lesson 7: Part 5: Creating Our School Resilience Plan - Students create a school resilience plan with their revised adaptation project plans.
- Teacher Preparation Time: estimated 1-3 hrs
- Part 1: 50 minutes
- Part 2: 50 minutes
- Part 3: 50 minutes
- Part 4: 50 minutes
- Part 5: 50 minutes
Louisiana Student Standards for Science:
- HS-EVS1-3: Analyze and interpret data about the consequences of environmental decisions to determine the risk-benefit values of actions and practices implemented for selected issues.
- HS-ESS3-4: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
- Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
- Disciplinary Core Ideas: ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution