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  1. AIM: TODAY, STUDENTS WILL USE A R.A.F.T. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER TO ANSWER WHY ARE WILDFIRES BENEFICIAL TO THE EARTH. DO NOW INSTRUCTIONS: Considering Significance in Social Studies Researchers from the University of Montana recently discovered that whenever there is a forest fire, the charcoal deposited into the ground helps to stimulate the conversion of ammonia to nitrates. This conversion perpetuates the nitrogen cycle and it enriches the soil with nitrogen, a necessary component of ecological health.CIRCLE THE CORRECT TYPE OF SIGNIFICANCE:place/event/policy/person 1. Why is this ___________________ important? 2. Who is affected by this ____________________________? 3. What are some of the long term historical effects of this _______________________? 4. How does this _______________________ affectyou? 5. What problems does this ____________________ address? 6. What are other solutions to the problem that this ____________________________ addresses? 7. How does this ___________________ affect society today?

  2. EXCELL VOCABULARY(STIMULATE, CONVERSION, PERPETUATE) • REPEAT: “STIMULATE”, “STIMULATE”, “STIMULATE” • DICTIONARY DEFINITION: Definition of STIMULATE. transitive verb. 1. : to excite to activity or growth or to greater activity : animate, arouse • SENTENCE: “FOREST FIRES help stimulatethe conversion of ammonia to nitrates.” • THUMBS UP: (IF THINK THAT THE FOLLOWING HAS TO DO WITH THE WORD “STIMULATE”) • INCREASE INTEREST • THE GOVERNMENT HELPS THE ECONOMY GROW YOU DO: COME UP WITH YOU OWN SENTENCE USING THE WORD “STIMULATE” “___________________________________________________________________________” • REPEAT: “STIMULATE”

  3. EXCELL VOCABULARY (STIMULATE, CONVERSION, PERPETUATE) • REPEAT: “CONVERSION”, “CONVERSION”, “CONVERSION” • DICTIONARY DEFINITION: • change in character, form, or function. • SENTENCE: FOREST FIRES helps to stimulate the conversion of ammonia to nitrates • THUMBS UP: (IF THINK THAT THE FOLLOWING HAS TO DO WITH THE WORD “CONVERSION”) • $1 EQUALS RD$38 DOMINICAN PESOS • 16 OZ. = 1 POUND YOU DO: COME UP WITH YOU OWN SENTENCE USING THE WORD “CONVERSION” • REPEAT: “CONVERSION”

  4. EXCELL VOCABULARY (STIMULATE, CONVERSION, PERPETUATE) • REPEAT: “PERPETUATE!”, “PERPETUATE!”, “PERPETUATE!” • DICTIONARY DEFINITION: • What does perpetuatemean? • To keep something going continuously or regularly. A perpetual event is something that happens regularly. The sun rising is a perpetual event. • SENTENCE: • You can perpetuate a rumor, by keeping on spreading the rumor. • THUMBS UP:(IF THINK THAT THE FOLLOWING HAS TO DO WITH THE WORD “PERPETUATE”) YOU DO: COME UP WITH YOU OWN SENTENCE USING THE WORD “PERPETUATE”. “__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________” • REPEAT: “PERPETUATE!”

  5. TASK: FOREST FIRES • INSTRUCTIONS: • READ TEXT “FOREST FIRES ARE BENEFICIAL TO SOIL HEALTH” • HIGHLIGHT TRANSISTIONAL WORDS AND LIFTED LINES • CREATEA R.A.F.T. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: • WHY ARE WILDFIRES BENEFICIAL TO THE EARTH?