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New Silly Timmy Interactive iBooK

Created by Justin Sharpe Feb 4, 2013 at 7:51am. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Sep 23, 2017.

Updated Silly Timmy comic strip templates: Translate for your community!

Created by Justin Sharpe Nov 21, 2012 at 5:57pm. Last updated by Justin Sharpe May 15, 2017.

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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The story of Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - What happened next?

An initial comic strip was developed that could be used either in newspapers or via the Internet to help younger children access DRR messages. 52 episodes of the comic strip were completed and initially distributed on the edu4drr.org website, as well as through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The comic strip scripts and montages were created by Justin Sharpe, using an iPad App called ‘Toon ToolKit’. The characters were initially drawn and created by John A Abbott of Jot Studios and later adapted by UNESCO, Pakistan. Furthermore an iBook was created which also included interactivity, quizzes and a video of the comic strips.Following these initial publications, there was interest in translation and use in Fiji, Indonesia, Iran and Turkey (the comic has also been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese on this site). This led to…See More
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Tackling Systemic climate risks - Some possible approaches

This blog post outlines some of the issues of systemic climate risk, possible approaches to dealing with it that aren't necessarily being utilised (around learning that is meaningful and actionable) and is driven from my knowledge and work on disaster risk reduction learning. It's a short blog, but if you are in a hurry or need a policy brief, this is provided at the top of the blog! I will work on an infographic and add too!Summary:Definition: Systemic risk is that which leads to a breakdown of an entire system, rather than individual parts or components. Threats include “individual failures, accidents or disruptions to a system via a process of contagion” (Centeno et al., 2015).Principal features: highly interconnected risks alongside complex causal structures (such as not being confined by borders) coupled with non-linear cause-effect relationships; they can trigger unexpected large-scale changes to a system or bring about large-scale threats that can disperse beyond the point of…See More
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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!

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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The story of Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - What happened next?

Posted by Justin Sharpe on August 17, 2019 at 13:57 0 Comments



An initial comic strip was developed that could be used either in newspapers or via the Internet to help younger children access DRR messages. 52 episodes of the comic strip were completed and initially distributed on the edu4drr.org…

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Tackling Systemic climate risks - Some possible approaches

Posted by Justin Sharpe on July 22, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

This blog post outlines some of the issues of systemic climate risk, possible approaches to dealing with it that aren't necessarily being utilised (around learning that is meaningful and actionable) and is driven from my knowledge and…

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Russian - Неразумный Тимофей!

Posted by Justin Sharpe on February 26, 2018 at 19:30 0 Comments

The original versions of these are almost four years old now, but after some being translated into major European languages that are spoken globally I wanted to be inclusive of other languages. This relies on meeting the right people and for this…

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Infographic of research

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 4, 2017 at 14:30 0 Comments

I wanted to show my PhD research findings in an easily digestible and accessible manner, so I created this infographic:…

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