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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.

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Lincolnshire Safe Haven Project

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women & children in disasters

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Italian

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 A Abbott of Jot Studios while stories and montages by Justin Sharpe from edu4drrr. Sharing is free as long as original sources are attributed they are not for commercial distribution, education only! Thank you! Oh and if you find them hard to read, click on them and a larger version will appear! As if by *MAGIC*Silly Timmy in Italian Episode 1:Silly Timmy in Italian Episode 2:…See More
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YOGYAKARTA – VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, BURIED TREASURE AND THE SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.

A year ago I travelled to Indonesia to attend a workshop on culture and disaster risk reduction. This is my story....Having flown half way around the world to share my research on how transformative learning impacts on adaptation and resilience towards disaster risk and make links with Indonesian researchers, I find myself staring at a clock. But the hands on the clock don’t move. Because they can’t. Ever. The clock I am looking at is a permanent record of a pyroclastic surge that enveloped the small settlement I am now standing in, following the eruption of Merapi volcano in 2010. The collection of everyday objects, known locally as Museum Sisa Hartaku (which translates as: ‘My remaining Treasure Museum’) were melted and twisted out of shape when burning hot clouds of ash and particulates as hot as 300 degrees Celsius surged into local homes. Thankfully, the residents had evacuated. However, their pets and animals were not so lucky.…See More
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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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Climate Change Training Module

The Climate Change Training Module was developed by the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Sri Lanka to train educational professionals such as Teachers, In-service Advisors, College Lecturers, Directors and other staff members in the education system on basic climate change aspects.The module was jointly developed by the Department of Science,...

Residential design and construction guidelines: based on the 2010 National Structural Code of the Philippines

This Handbook for Disaster-Resistant Houses aims to introduce the public to earthquake and typhoon hazards in the Philippines. It provides guidance on how to build a disaster-resistant house including the planning process, choosing materials and a safe site, and building a strong foundation.This illustrated handbook also provides an earthquake preparedness...

Flash flood! A game application

Flash Flood! is an application developed for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme, Flash Flooding from Intense Rainfall (FFIR). The FFIR research programme aims to increase our understanding of how flash floods are triggered and to improve the forecasting of the intense thunderstorms which trigger them....

Raising risk awareness: resource toolkit for communicating climate change attribution

This toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.The initiative brings together scientists, vulnerability experts and knowledge brokers to assesses whether climate change has contributed to extreme weather events such as droughts,...

School based DRR and Emergency Preparedness

This educational document in Urdu provides background disaster information and presents activities that can be used to prepare schools and students for an emergency or a disaster. It discusses the formation of a Disaster Management Committee and which roles should be included. The document also discusses how to prepare a School Safety...

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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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Silly Timmy in Spanish / en Español

Posted by Justin Sharpe on January 31, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Not much of an introduction needed for the comic strip. The following Silly Timmy Disaster Comics have been translated into Span…

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