Emergencies and Natural Disasters Teacher Resources

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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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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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Natural Disasters: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

For Students 7th - 10th
In this natural disasters worksheet, students complete 5 different activities regarding natural disasters. 
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America's Great Disasters

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The most famous American disasters - natural and otherwise - of the late 19th and early 20th century are the focus of this presentation. Detailing the 1865 sinking of the USS Saldana, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and the Influenza...
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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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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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Buddy, Are You Ready?-Preparing for School Emergencies

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students 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...
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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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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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Is FEMA a Natural Disaster?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop an understanding of FEMA and reflect about the consequences of a natural disaster.  In this natural disaster lesson, students are asked specific questions after reading several stories.  After class discussion on the...
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When Disaster Strikes: A Simulation in Emergency Management

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
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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The Joy of Natural Disasters

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Simulate a natural disaster to inspire problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, and teamwork.
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Tsunamis

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate the natural disasters known as tsunamis by researching the Internet.  In this nature lesson, students define the word tsunami and discuss how they are created.  Students complete an online activity based on water...
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Community Skills Survey

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Have learners interview local authorities on emergency preparedness. They will identify resources and personnel who assist during a natural disaster. Then create a graph and interpret data of community resources.
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Make a Plan. Build a Kit. Stay Informed.

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Help prepare your youngsters for an emergency or natural disaster by discussing important topics as where to meet, how to remain in contact, and what belongs in an emergency kit. 
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Is Your Classroom Ready for a Natural Disaster?

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Emergency supplies and a well-developed plan will benefit your class during an unforeseen event.
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Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning. . . Nature's Most Violent Storms

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, and hail are just a few of the topics covered in a thorough weather preparedness guide. With descriptions of each weather phenomenon, from what causes them to how and when they occur to levels of...
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Floods Happen

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States? Prepare your learners with the facts about floods and offer them the proper knowledge and tools for dealing with this type of emergency.
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Evacuating a Volcano: A Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore hazards associated with cataclysmic natural events, and human responses to them by creating emergency plans.
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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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Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine methods needed to survive in case of an emergency. They prepare meals that require no cooking, examine what is necessary for an evacuation bag, identify shut-off valves for utilities, and develop emergency contact...
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Building on Ground Zero

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research safety feature and building code changes that were recommended in response to major disasters, including fire, hurricanes, and terrorist acts. They understand how knowledge gained from disasters has influenced changes...
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When Disaster Strikes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the ways major industries are affected by and respond to natural disaster. They interview local representatives of these industries on how they prepare for and manage such disasters.
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Lesson 1: Katrina Strikes

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Most families have an emergency kit in their home with flashlights, water, and extra food. But what happens to your money when disaster strikes? An economics lesson focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrates the...