In this activity, students create a short performance in response to a prompt given by the teacher about how a group of people (i.e. a camping group or senior centre) would respond to an unexpected weather event (i.e. a snow storm or power failure).
The performance is structured around a newscast format, thus one student plays the interviewer, one the person in charge and the others act out the situation. In their performance students have to integrate all the response steps given by Emergency Preparedness Canada, so that each skit teaches students the guidelines for how to respond to various weather events.
Skits are supposed to be short (1-3 min) and students are given around 20 minutes to prepare; they can then perform in front of the class or video their performance. If this is the case, then all videos will be watched at the beginning of the next class. This activity is not graded, but the content covered will be in the final exam and engagement counts towards the ‘participation’ grade.
Students will be able to:
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