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Surfacing Learning for DRR/Resiience - A proposed methodology

Created by Justin Sharpe Oct 26, 2014 at 12:03pm. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Oct 26, 2014.

New Silly Timmy comic strips as Vine video

Created by Justin Sharpe Aug 22, 2013 at 1:48pm. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Aug 22, 2013.

New Silly Timmy Interactive iBooK

Created by Justin Sharpe Feb 4, 2013 at 7:51am. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Feb 4, 2013.

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Lincolnshire Safe Haven Project

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women & children in disasters

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How to communicate better to stop disasters occurring

I have read an interesting blog written by Robert Glasser from UNISDR, with the WCDRR coming up in Cancun. I agree with many of the points made, and would like to see more culturally appropriate community/family led and oriented DRR communication and learning projects given more credence and attention. My research with #CERT and #Listos in the US is showing that these can have a more significant impact on long term cognition, behaviour sand action towards disaster risk and response. Relevance is key, so Listos target family disaster preparedness first, which within the Latino community is a huge part of life, while their gentle discussion, correction and demonstration allows for myths, including 'Grandma's home remedies' to be examined and compared against what we know from modern medicine to allow communities to transform their understanding, learning and behaviour as a result.The link to the original blog can be viewed here:…See More
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Introduction to LISTOS

The LISTOS preparedness program is explained with program director Liliana Encinas.
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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!

**NEW for 2017:

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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Stop disasters! A disaster simulation game from the UNISDR

This online game simulates natural hazards and serves as an interactive educational tool for children aged 9-16. The player's role is to plan and construct a safer environment for their local population by assessing disaster risks and limiting damage inflicted during a natural hazard strike. Advice, both good and bad, is offered throughout the...

Reaching resilience: Serious game

"Reaching Resilience" is a Serious Game that will help practitioners shape their resilience-related project by asking a series of questions based on criteria and indicators from the handbook. Learn about the concepts and challenges of resilience and the questions it raises; Take on the role of a field worker in a fictional...

Ready

‘Ready’ was developed as an innovative way to have focused conversations with the community members around location-specific disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction. ‘Ready’ is a physical game that can be played using any disaster scenario, and is most effective using a realistic scenario for...

The climate and gender game

A participatory activity to support experiential learning and dialogue on the differential vulnerability of women and men facing climate variability and change. Players first take on the role of subsistence farmers facing changing risks -- then ‘walk in the shoes’ of a specific gender role. Experiencing the consequences of individual...

Serious fun: Facilitating interactive games for adaptation and disaster risk reduction

This deck of flash cards is a collection of short exercises for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation practitioners to use as appropriate to create spaces and interactions that generate energy and creativity, and to allow participants to explore climate change challenges experientially.

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How to communicate better to stop disasters occurring

Posted by Justin Sharpe on May 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I have read an interesting blog written by Robert Glasser from UNISDR, with the WCDRR coming up in Cancun. I agree with many of the points made, and would like to see more culturally appropriate community/family led and oriented DRR communication…

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Italian

Posted by Justin Sharpe on March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Today we have Silly Timmy disaster comic strips (episodes 1-15 in Italian).  Translation today, is courtesy of Lorenzo Guadagno. THANK YOU! Grazie mille!

For now, please enjoy and as always, Artwork by John…

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YOGYAKARTA – VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, BURIED TREASURE AND THE SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.

Posted by Justin Sharpe on February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

A year ago I travelled to Indonesia to attend a workshop on culture and disaster risk reduction. This is my…

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Silly Timmy em Português

Posted by Justin Sharpe on February 1, 2017 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Today we have a Silly Timmy comic strip (episodes 1-15 in Portuguese) this is fantastic as there are approximately 260 million speakers globally, of which about 215 million are native speakers. This includes:  …

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