Activity

Emergency Shelter

Save yourself! Groups create a sturdy emergency shelter out of bamboo. The shelter must be large enough to fit one person. Now the most important question: Which member of the group gets to use the shelter in an emergency?

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a local or state emergency coordinator to give a presentation
  • Have learners research actual emergency shelters to get ideas for their designs
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource requires bamboo stakes, garbage bags, and cardboard sheets
Pros
  • Professional-looking handouts
  • Provides diagrams of sample shelters
Cons
  • None