Mr. Strickland and his Seventh Grade Students
Wilkerson Middle School; Birmingham City Schools
The students and community of Birmingham, Alabama and in particular Wilkerson Middle School were affected by the vicious storms that raged through Alabama at the end of April. The students of Wilkerson Middle School needed an outlet for their feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and confusion. This podcast provided them with not only that outlet, but also an opportunity to express themselves in regards to their safety, and the survival of their community. As the comments are sometimes off the cuff and completely child created, there is no transcript, only the mention of the student's names.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, The Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[SS2010] GEOG (7) 10: Explain how human systems develop in response to physical environmental conditions.
NSS-C.5-8.5 ROLES OF THE CITIZEN
What dispositions or traits of character are important to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy?
How can citizens take part in civic life?
NSS-G.K-12.3 PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should
Understand the physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface.
NSS-G.K-12.6 THE USES OF GEOGRAPHY
Understand how to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future