The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for elementary or middle school students using this video in an English language arts or science lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
Frame (ELA) Describe how you have used information in a text to solve a problem. For example, have you ever read a dog training book to learn how to teach your dog to come to you when you call him? Have you ever gone to a Help link to solve a computer problem?
Focus (ELA) This segment shows a raging forest fire. Watch the video to learn how a forest fire is fought and what the firefighters hoped to do to save the wild horses.
Follow Up (ELA) What did you learn from the video about fighting forest fires? Discuss the problems and dangers the firefighters confronted. Did all problems have a solution? Explain. Finally, describe how the information in the video helped you decide what the solutions were to stopping the forest fire and saving the wild horses.
Frame (SCI) What do you know about forest fires?
Focus (SCI) How does this forest fire affect the vegetation and animal life of these mountain ranges?
Follow Up (SCI) Describe forest vegetation and wildlife before a fire. What supports these living organisms of a forest? When a forest fire rages, how are vegetation and animals who live in the forest affected? What can people do first to prevent devastating forest fires and second, to restore the forests and aid the animals once a fire has broken out?
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