After the Storm Educator Tools

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Unit 1: "Emergency Management"

The day after Hurricane Dante hits Port Douglas, players have their hands full running the city’s online news magazine, The Daily Byte. They must get important news out to a community in need by reviewing key articles, identifying critical information, and managing a staff who are themselves dealing with the effects of the storm.

TEACHER RESOURCES

Discussion Questions

Use the robust question sets with students to build background knowledge and stimulate a rich discussion for their first workplace session (“Morning”) and to review decisions and in-game activities after gameplay.

PRE-GAMEPLAY
 
 
 

MORNING
CCRA.R.4
Vocabulary

MIDDAY
CCRA.R.7
Evaluate Diverse
Content

AFTERNOON
CCRA.R.1
Cite Evidence

Evening
(Writing)

Access rubrics as well as the texts students read during gameplay to model reading closely and support the writing process.

WRITING RUBRIC
CCRA.W.2
Write
Informative/Explanatory
Texts

SOURCE DOCUMENTS

Completion Certificates

MORNING

MIDDAY

AFTERNOON

EVENING

Answer Keys

MORNING

MIDDAY

AFTERNOON

EVENING

STUDENT RESOURCES

Discussion Questions

MORNING
CCRA.R.4
Vocabulary

MIDDAY
CCRA.R.7
Evaluate Diverse
Content

AFTERNOON
CCRA.R.1
Cite Evidence

Evening
(Writing)

Scaffold the writing process with student checklists, graphic organizers, and source texts that mimic gameplay.

CHECKLIST

WRITING PROMPT
TEMPLATE

SOURCE DOCUMENTS