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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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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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Storm force

"Storm Force" is an online game intended for children over 12, but it can also be played by adults. Participants play as a cadet with the fictional Storm Force – an organisation dedicated to researching storm surges to better prepare at-risk locations. Each level, the players must battle against the clock to evacuate citizens from the waterfront...

Master that disaster

In "Master that disaster," participants become subsistence farmers who face changing risks and must make consequential individual and collective decisions. The game also features a social protection element, and the end goal is to have the most points both as an individual and as a group. "Master that disaster" is intended to teach...

Play and learn to stop disasters!

This simulation game from the UNISDR involves five scenarios requiring players to save lives by building upon an established community and providing defences and upgraded housing to prepare for an inevitable disaster. Each scenario can be played on easy, medium or hard difficulty levels, and takes between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the disaster...

Keep my school and city safe!

Save the Children, in partnership with the C&A Foundation and C&A, has supported a global research programme focusing on children and on urban resilience. We have produced over 30 publications categorised into 10 research topics and 3 themes. In this animated video for children, Dev and Cam teach young viewers important key messages...

Webinar: Understanding Hazard, Vulnerability, and Capacity Assessments (HVCAs) in urban contexts: A 5-step process guide

Understanding Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (HVCAs) in urban contexts helps you plan and choose your urban child-centred HVCA approaches more effectively. It helps you reflect upon and question the decisions you make during the HVCA and guides the adaptation and localisation process. This integrating approach can be applied across multiple...

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Russian - Неразумный Тимофей!

Posted by Justin Sharpe on February 26, 2018 at 7:30pm 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 2:30pm 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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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - Bahasa Malaysian

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 2, 2017 at 7:22pm 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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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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