Standards

Environmental

Env.1.33 Identify natural Earth hazards, such as earthquakes and 
hurricanes, and identify the regions in which they occur as well as the short-
term and long-term effects on the environment and on people.

Earth Science

ES.1.16	Investigate the causes of severe weather, and propose appropriate 
safety measures that can be taken in the event of severe weather.

Science

4.5.2 	Write responses to literature that: 
�	demonstrate an understanding of a literary work. 
�	support judgments through references to both the text and prior 
knowledge.

4.5.4 	Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the reading selection 
and the most significant details.

4.5.6 	Write for different purposes (information, persuasion) and to a 
specific audience or person.

4.5.3 	Write informational reports that: 
�	ask a central question about an issue or situation. 
�	include facts and details for focus. 
�	use more than one source of information, including speakers, books, 
newspapers, media sources, and online information.

Social Studies/History

4.1.15	Using primary source and secondary source materials, generate 
questions, seek answers, and write brief comments about an event in Indiana 
history.

Language Arts

4.7.1 	Analyze problems by identifying relationships, telling relevant from 
irrelevant information, sequencing and prioritizing information, and 
observing patterns.

4.7.1 	Ask thoughtful questions and respond orally to relevant questions 
with appropriate elaboration.