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Complete Disaster Aware and Prepare Curriculum for Primary School aimed specifically at Low Income Countries

Resources aimed at helping those in lower income countries deliver much needed disaster  awareness and preparedness. Dealing with flood, fire, earthquake, lightning, hail, hygiene and WASH. EVERY lesson has a plan, teacher notes and resources as…
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Complete Disaster Aware and Prepare Curriculum for Primary School aimed specifically at Low Income Countries

Resources aimed at helping those in lower income countries deliver much needed disaster  awareness and preparedness. Dealing with flood, fire, earthquake, lightning, hail, hygiene and WASH. EVERY lesson has a plan, teacher notes and resources as…
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The following are some examples of lesson plans and resources. more will follow, but if you have more please add them!

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A complete set of lessons for primary school age children dealing with flood, fire, earthquake, lightning, hail, hygiene and WASH. EVERY lesson has a plan, teacher notes and resources. This can be viewed and resources downloaded by here


Lesson plans for teaching about hazards and how to prepare for them Scheme of work and lesson plans for using the edu4hazards.org website - A series of seven 1 hour lessons - Use all or just one or two! This is also followed by a series of six lesson on flood hazards and responses tailored specifically for the UK curriculum for Key Stage Three, but also useful for GCSE classes!

shake table My shake table design using a variable speed drill

disaster_myths.doc Learn why people don't do anything to prepare based on 'what they have heard, rather than facts!

Earthquake epicenters exerciseA great exercise that allows students to work out earthquake epicenters from real data - better for older kids (14+)

A coloring Book! A coloring book for learning about preparedness for younger kids!

FEMA earthquake preparedness for children Excellent FEMA resource for teaching about earthquakes and carrying out drills with children -My favorite is the 'shimy-shake' song with younger kids! A series of lessons for a range of age groups.

Boy vs Brick movie (45 secs) Who will win...A great advert/resource...Why isn't this on youtube? Really great idea for engaging teenage age group...makes them laugh and think

How Big was that quake? A resource from Team Safe-T that helps students to investigate how large an earthquake was...

VERY simple shake table This shake table design is perfectly easy to make...you need cardboard drink trays, elastic bands, marbles, elastic bands and staples. Students build structures from marshmallows and cocktails sticks to see how it responds in an earthquake..suitable for ANY age group

What causes earthquakes? Film showing how earthquakes occur using simple visualizations

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Dynamic adaptive management process: A facilitator's guide

Supporting community adaptation to water shortages in KiribatiThis handbook aims to build the skills that community facilitators need to lead participatory decision-making processes such as workshops to plan for the delivery of basic services under a changing climate. It provides facilitators with a range of tools for leading conversations...

How to become a Greenz Climate Champion

The climate change toolkit “How to become a Greenz Climate Champion” aims to introduce the topic of climate change and adaptation in eight activity-based and interactive units to primary school teachers and students in Grenada. The Grenadian-German Programme “Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies” (ICCAS)...

Gender and disaster pod (GAD) resources

This page of the Gender and Disaster Pod comprises of a wide range of practice-based resources to promote an understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to natural disaster and to embed these insights into emergency management practice.The GAD Pod was formally established in 2015 and is an initiative of...

Training guidelines for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into development

This document is a trainer's manual for supporting Community-based organisations (CBOs) in Nepal to mainstream disaster risk reduction (DRR) into development initiatives. This manual is appropriate for use where communities have already been through a Local Disaster Risk Management Planning process, have a functioning Local Disaster Management...

Emergency planning and preparedness for people with disabilities in Canada's north

This guide provides information on preparing an emergency plan and kit for people with disabilities/special needs and for caregivers. The publication acknowledges that while disasters and emergencies affect everyone, their impact on people with disabilities/special needs is often compounded by factors such as reliance on electrical power, elevators,...

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Government Response to Flooding in UK - MP's take similar position to that outlined in my paper.

Posted by Justin Sharpe on June 9, 2016 at 7:30am 0 Comments

This morning I noted the following article on The Guardian website:



"Government failing to protect communities at risk of flooding", MPs say http://gu.com/p/4kjb3



Below is my response with a… Continue

Working Paper on developing transformative learning for disaster resilience.

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 15, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Transformation is a term widely used in resilience thinking as a form of response to living with disaster risks. Key to enabling resilience is adaptability, itself a learned concept and practice. Transformative Learning may be a way of unlocking…

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Social Learning in the emBRACE Framework

Posted by Justin Sharpe on September 9, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

For the past four years project emBRACe (Building Resilience amongst communities in Europe) has been attempting to unpack what resilience means to a variety of communities. This includes individuals, groups, villages, towns, cities and…

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Survey for disaster prevention managers or first responders

Posted by Justin Sharpe on July 22, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

As you may know, I am carrying out research for my PhD, which is related to Transformational Learning. This is said to occur when learners are faced with difficulties which may have occurred via the training or learning experience being…

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