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For Grades 6-8

The following lesson plans are suitable for students from Grades 6 to 8.

For Teachers: Canadian Disasters

Using the CBC Digital Archives website and other resources, students will research a Canadian natural disaster from the following list: the Saguenay flood, the Halifax Explosion, the Ice Storm of 1998, the Red River floods, the Ocean Ranger disaster, and Hurricane Hazel. Students will form small groups and research one Canadian disaster. Students will keep a research folder and will use their information to prepare a role-play based on being a witness to or a participant in the event. Students will then present their role-plays to the class.