Youth Emergency Preparedness

This Youth Emergency Preparedness unit also includes:

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.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create small groups for students to work in throughout the unit
  • Perform this lesson early in the fall to prepare students for the emergency drills they'll be participate in throughout the year
Classroom Considerations

  • Collect printed resources about disasters from the school or public library for students to use when performing research during the unit
  • Depending on the technology resources available in your classroom, some of the lessons may need to be taught in the computer lab
  • Adjust the length and complexity of the lessons to best fit your schedule
Pros

  • Unit engages learners in creating presentations and graphic novels about emergency preparedness
  • A number of interactive resources are provided for supplementing instruction
  • Includes numerous activities and games for extending learning about disasters
  • A list of related Common Core standards is included for grades three through five
Cons

  • None