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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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Who's most at risk?

Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards. This resource can be used flexibly with a whole class in a range of subjects, including: Geography - to explore...

Flooding - causes and consequences

Flooding causes and consequences provides ideas for lesson activities together with supporting images, videos and web links suitable for KS1 and 2 students.The videos contain powerful images of how the lives of some children in developing countries are affected by extreme weather events.Teaching material to support Flooding Causes and ConsequencesCauses...

Planning safer cities: An ASEAN training course on disaster risk management for urban planning practitioners

Ensuring safe and resilient urban growth in the ASEAN region is a huge challenge. The region suffers significantly from the impacts of disasters, and this is set to intensify due to climate change. Data in the last three decades show that disasters triggered by natural hazards have resulted in more than 400,000 deaths, 400 million affected population,...

What is a tsunami?

This animated educational video describes the science behind the formation of tsunamis.Tsunami is a series of giant waves. In Japanese, tsunami means 'Harbor Wave'. A wave is created when energy passes through water. Moving air or wind provides energy to water, forming regular waves. While on the ocean floor, when a tectonic plate suddenly...

Japan: Tsunami preparedness video

This video was created to improve preparedness for tsunamis and was produced in conjunction with World Tsunami Awareness Day activities in Japan. Two versions of the video were produced: a 90 second and 30 second version. These videos are narrated in Japanese.Full versionShort version

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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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