The Storm

Lesson Plan

"Playing the Blame Game"

Lesson Objectives:

Students will become familiar with:

Materials Needed:

Internet access
Student Worksheets

Time Needed:

5 minutes for large group discussion
10-15 minutes for research "Katrina: What Happened When"
15 minutes for groups to answer the discussion questions
20 minutes for group presentations


Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

For homework, ask the students to write a two or three paragraph letter to the editor, for their school or local newspaper, that gives their opinion of "What Went Wrong?" Alternatively, students can draw an editorial cartoon that answers the question "What went wrong?"

Method of Assessment: