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Lesson Plan: The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in Ukraine

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the events leading up to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
  • Understand the causes and consequences of the disaster
  • Can analyze the impact of the disaster on the environment and human health

Methodology

The lesson will be delivered through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and multimedia presentation.

Resources/Materials

  • Textbook: Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe by Serhii Plokhy
  • Multimedia presentation on the Chernobyl disaster
  • Handouts on the causes and consequences of the disaster
  • Whiteboard and markers

Activities

  1. Introduction to the Chernobyl disaster through a multimedia presentation
  2. Group discussion on the events leading up to the disaster
  3. Lecture on the causes and consequences of the disaster
  4. Small group activity analyzing the impact of the disaster on the environment and human health
  5. Class discussion on the lessons learned from the Chernobyl disaster
  6. Assessment: Students will write a short essay on the impact of the Chernobyl disaster on the environment and human health

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13 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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