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What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative, inquiry-based, and hands-on activities to learn about disaster preparedness. Your charges will feel confident in their abilities to handle emergency situations after completing this unit and their own emergency preparedness graphic novels!
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in actual emergency situations.
Students examine the devastation floods may cause. For this current events lesson, students analyze a photograph of a flood scene to determine what was taking place when the photograph was taken. Students respond to the provided discussion questions about floods.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Birthday Flood. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Learners watch a video prior to developing a family emergency preparedness plan and kit. They decide with their families what local media sources they would use to get information during an emergency situation.
Junior geologists, hydrologists, or meteorologists simulate what happens during the flooding of a river and demonstrate factors that contribute to flash flooding. This outstanding resource provides a vocabulary list, online resources, laboratory activities, and practical applications. Earth Science classes can focus on the deposition of sediments from flooding, or they can explore the weather-related causes of flooding.
Students explore the concept of flooding. In this flood lesson, students explore the force and motion that trigger flash floods and review precautions they should take in the wake of flash floods. Students replicate flash flooding on a small scale and take an Internet quiz regarding floods.
Students complete various activities after reading about flooding in Pakistan. In this lesson on humanitarian efforts, students read about flooding that occurred in Pakistan, discuss what they have read, and synthesize the information through grade level appropriate activities.
Students fill out worksheets that teach them how to prepare for emergency situations and how to enable animal safety in emergency situations. In this emergency lesson plan, students talk about different kinds of emergencies and how they can prepare for them.
Young scholars explore natural disasters by reading stories about volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. They explore safe behaviors in order to understand what to expect in a catastrophe. Students practice safe evacuation procedures and share that information with younger young scholars.
Students examine the different causes of floods while identifying areas that are at risk. They study how to prepare for potential flooding in areas at risk. They explain ways in which FEMA helps flood victims.
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters happen and the role geography plays, as well as how they can help their communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
Students examine emergency response systems. In this Hurricane Katrina lesson plan, students determine how government and emergency aid providers dealt with the aftermath of the hurricane. Students consider personal stories and actual events as they share ideas for responding to disaster.
Students research severe weather history in their hometowns, interview local meteorologist to find out their suggestions for disaster preparedness, inquire as to local school district's emergency plan, and create poster or Public Service Announcement to inform community of ways to stay safe during flood or tornado season.
Students conduct an experiment. In this emergency response activity, students watch videos about hurricanes and discuss the difference between natural disasters and man-made disasters. Students perform a hurricane demonstration and discuss emergencies and evacuations. Students discuss how they can be prepared for such events.
Students identify ways to handle pet emergencies. In this animal welfare lesson, students create a list of top ten pet emergency planning tips and checklist. Students construct an "Pet Emergency Kit."
Young scholars examine emergency planning strategies. In this emergency preparation lesson, students discuss how relief aids communities that experience disasters. Young scholars then create a community mural, take it apart, and piece it back together.
Students discuss safety procedures of how to be prepared in an earthquake, discuss plate boundaries, and complete a worksheet. In this earthquake lesson plan, students also make an emergency kit.
Students complete a variety of activities as they explore the Canadian Red Cross emergency preparedness program for youth, ages 12-13.
Students create a disaster-drill guide. They map out an escape route. They brainstorm list of emergencies.

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