Drought Basics

This PBS Learning Media activity addresses drought basics, including its causes and impacts and ways to assess it, by using media from NOAA and NASA. It defines the types of drought, the impacts, monitoring, and responses to drought. Use this resource to stimulate thinking and questions on the complexity of drought and to identify some variables used in defining drought.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Material includes Teaching Tips and prepared Discussion Questions. Suggested Teaching Tips are sparse, but the material would be a good supplement for a prepared drought lesson.

Slideshow has 15 slides with roughly two paragraphs of text per slide.

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