Somers CSD Sample Lessons: Cause and
Environmental Problems (9th
grade, Earth Science)
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After they had begun gathering articles for their
research project, Mr. Burke's, Mr. Ling's, and Mrs. McGuire's
students spent a class period learning how to organize their
notes. Regardless of the topic each student was researching, they
were all looking at a problem, its causes, and possible solutions.
In class, students read a brief article about an environmental
problem (similar to one they may have found during their research)
and helped the teacher fill in a cause and
effect and then a problem-solution organizer on the overhead projector. They then spent
the remainder of the period organizing notes from one of their own
articles into one of the organizers.