Disaster Preparedness Teacher Resources

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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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,...
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Disaster Preparedness Activity Book

For Students K - 5th Standards
Join the American Red Cross as well as Mickey and friends as they help to prepare young scholars for natural disasters. After reading brief informational passages about earthquakes, floods, fires, storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes,...
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Save Our City

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students identify ways to prepare for natural disasters. In this disaster preparation lesson, students read about disaster prevention devices and study cut-outs of six different disaster prevention devices. Students use a weather map to...
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Be Prepared for an Earthquake

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Earthquakes can be frightening and dangerous, but being prepared can make a world of difference. Perform an earthquake simulation during which the class practices how to drop, cover, and hold on as you read a script describing what might...
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A House to Come Home to

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design a house that can withstand a tsunami. In this disaster preparedness lesson, students examine the seven tsunami load effects. They recommend solutions to strengthen a house's structural design.
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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Severe Weather is Spring Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Extreme Weather

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners examine different types of extreme weather and how to prepare for them. In this weather lesson students explore different types of extreme weather and create disaster preparation posters for different types of extreme weather.
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Hazard Inventory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interview people in their community regarding natural hazards in their area. In this disaster preparedness lesson, students assess the risks of each natural hazards. They research about it and present a summary of their findings.
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Exploring a Cyclone Shelter

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars read about cyclone shelters. In this disaster preparation lesson, students read about cyclone shelters, think about what kind of shelter their community might need, and read stories about how people in Bangladesh protect...
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Episode 2.2: The Problem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
School's out ... forever? Episode two in a seven-part Global Problem Solvers series follows the team as they touch down in hurricane-ravaged Tampa. After meeting with a local principal and teacher, the group begins to formulate a plan to...
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Preparing for Disaster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the effects of earthquakes. In this earthquake lesson plan, students investigate survival strategies and disaster preparedness in the wake of an earthquake.
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What If ...? Worksheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this disaster preparedness activity, students imagine they are vacationing on an island where a tsunami is predicted. Students answer 4 questions about the precautions they would take, the supplies they would need and who they would...
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The Shape of Disaster - Current Event- Swine Flu/Hurricanes/Tornadoes/Wild Fire

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a disaster preparation book. In this disaster preparation lesson, students research disasters and use the kidspiration program to create a shape to represent each disaster. They create a page for each disaster.
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Shake, Rattle and Erupt

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study myths regarding four earthquakes myths. They receive a list of supplies each family should have at home to prepare for an earthquake and construct an "Earthquake Preparation" poster showing some of the most important items...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In case of an emergency, try out this short unit! Prepare your youngsters for disasters with a set of activities that will teach them what emergencies are, how to prepare for them, and what to do when they experience them. This intricate...
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Preparing for Extreme Natural Events

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
After a discussion about natural disasters, move on to talk about how to be prepared for such events. Introduce small groups to the FEMA website and get them reading about how to be safe during the types of occurrences in your area. Each...
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Make a Plan. Build a Kit. Stay Informed.

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What is an emergency, and how can having a plan help make emergency situations safer? Pupils are tasked with creating a short presentation that can help teach younger children about emergencies, community helpers, and first responders.
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Survival Experts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners take on the role of survival experts as they research and produce brochures or guides to educate others about what to do in the event of a natural disaster.
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Natural Disaster Risk at Home

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students analyze the natural disater threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (parents?) home. They apply classroom knowledge to students, non-academic daily life. Students recongize how earth processes specifically affect...
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Exploring Natural Hazards and Disasters in California

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students create presentations, write, look at maps, and more while studying natural hazards and disasters in California. In this California lesson plan, students research earthquakes, floods, fires, and more.
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In Case of Emergency

For Teachers 4th - 7th
A natural disaster could strike at any time: do your learners know the school and community emergency plans? Start the school year by honing research and speaking skills in a practical way with this preparedness lesson. Youngsters...
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Check Out Community Preparedness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research storm preparedness in local community, identify ways citizens are notified of impending weather emergencies, contact city administrators to discuss disaster plan and whether it has ever been implemented, and interview...

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