The Flood Protection Authority developed lesson plans for science and social studies teachers. These lesson plans provide background information and activities to help students learn about the risks and challenges associated with living with water, gain an in-depth knowledge of the flood protection system, and share their learning experiences with family and friends.
The lesson plans were developed in accordance with the Louisiana Department of Education’s Performance Expectations. The lessons and activities are based on the 5 Es Learning and Instruction Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate). Major topics covered in the lessons are: Geographical Orientation (where do the students live in relation to the water surrounding them); Storm Surge (what is the science behind it); the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (where and what it does); Risk and Preparedness (what is it and how can they protect themselves and educate others); and model building. The Flood Protection Authority hopes that the result of teaching these lessons is that students gain a comprehensive understanding of flood protection and risk reduction.