When Disaster Strikes: A Simulation in Emergency Management

Class members conduct a simulation in which they assume the roles of emergency management personnel, prepare for, and then deal with a disaster.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • To make the simulation more immediate, gather information on your local emergency management services
  • Invite in a guest speaker from a local emergency services organization
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider adapting the emergency situation to events that have occurred in your area
Pros

  • The detailed 16-page packet includes a carefully scaffolded lesson plan, role cards, scripts, and images
Cons

  • None
Common Core