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Common Core Resources to prepare for the zombie apocalypse


zombieWe’ve loved zombies ever since we were kids, so imagine our elation when one of our Edmodo buddies, Mrs. Stauffenecker, offered up a bundle of resources she uses to bring zombies into her classroom. Not literally, of course, but should you choose to use her resources, your students will create a local community preparedness plan that will help them survive a zombie apocalypse!

If you are skeptical about the academic merits of this particular unit, rest easy: Everything aligns with Common Core Standards.

Common Core Resources to prepare for the zombie apocalypse

zombie2Before your students create their own preparedness plan, they’re going to need to do a little research. A good place to start is with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Zombie Pandemic Preparedness 101 manual. This is written in an easily-digestible comic book format, so you’re students are sure to devour it (pardon the puns).

Next, you might show them Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with P. Allen Smith.

zombie presentationTo get your students talking, try using Mrs. Stauffenecker’s Power Point presentation. This asks students to think about the nature of fear and teaches them about the different types of zombies they may encounter. To download the presentation, click here.

zombie3OK, you’ve read the CDC manual, considered P. Allen Smith’s tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse, and had a discussion about the Power Point presentation. Now you’re ready to go over the specifics of the assignment. To download the rubric, click here. 


Good luck and happy zombie apocalypse!



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this is pretty good 
Posted @ Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:12 PM by bianca
the powerpoint does not open when you download it. Please help! I would love to give this lesson during Halloween!
Posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 6:38 PM by Abe
Hi, Abe:  
I'm not sure why the file isn't opening for you. I'll send it to you in an email attachment. Let me know if you have any trouble with it.  
Posted @ Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:17 AM by The MAT Team
If the file won't open, you can click on my name and get it directly from my Edmodo page. Good to see it getting used! I'm excited for more teachers to use zombies!
Posted @ Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:08 AM by Sarah Stauffenecker
Thank you, Sarah! You'll find a hyperlink to Sarah's Edmodo folder in the first paragraph.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:25 AM by The MAT Team
Fabulous! We are doing a PBL using a zombie apocalypse theme. This is great help and we are going to begin at Halloween. We know the kids will love it and so will the teachers,
Posted @ Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:37 PM by Amanda
That sounds great, Amanda. Your kids are going to love it!
Posted @ Wednesday, October 02, 2013 8:14 AM by The MAT Team
Could send me the ppt? Not opening and I am teaching zombies vs unicorns for a creative writing unit.
Posted @ Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:03 PM by mrs stevenson
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