Curriculum

In September this year in response to the changes in the National Curriculum in England and Wales at Key Stage Three, we put together and taught a scheme of work dealing with hazards and responses (including preparedness) at home and abroad. This page has links to the resources and plans that we used. You could use them as they are or tweak them to your needs. I hope you find them useful! Remember: disaster preparedness begins at school! These resources, lesson plans and files are on a new curriculum page on my www.edu4hazards.org site. or can be viewed and downloaded below!

Unit One: Hazards and how to prepare for them!

The Sequence of lessons including detailed plans and resources which will be linked to below:

Website Resources and teaching tips!

Lesson One
What is a disaster? (lesson plan)

A3 resource sheet and disasters timeline for students

ALTERNATIVE LESSON 1:
If you thhink students may struggle with the first lesson, this PowerPoint Presentation and Starter may help! You could mix these into the original lesson framework as well!

Media Resources for this lesson:

Disasters Movie clip

Media Resources for this lesson:

New Orleans - Before the floods of Hurricane Katrina (19mb)

Summer of Floods

River Flooding Effects

Lesson Two
Hazards in the USA (lesson plan)

USA hazard map

Differentiated writing frame

Lesson Three
Hazards on holiday - How to prepare! (lesson plan)

Link to www.edu4hazards.org (website for preparedness for children and youth)

  1. HOMEWORK: Students to make their own emergency kit and bring to school. Take a photograph of the kit and put on USB memory stick to share with class.

(IMPORTANT: Many of the items to be included in a kit are found around the house but strongly encourage students to talk to their parents about this before removing items to bring into class!) Also give this homework out and allow 1 week to complete!

Lesson Four
Reviewing what we have learned/Emergency kits lesson (lesson plan)
Homework: To prepare a storyboard for filming during the next lesson (Storyboard for filming preparation This is A4 size, I suggest making it A3 with photocopier!)

NOTE: YOU will need to be prepared and have booked out video camera's in advance so liase with this department!

Lesson Five
Filming (lesson plan)

Lesson Six
Editing films (lesson plan and instructions!)

Lesson Seven
Either show edited films or use this as an opportunity to test knowledge and understanding with a test.

 

Unit Two - Flooding in the UK - what to look for - how to prepare!

Key words (can be printed and stuck around classroom) (68mb - pretty large file)

Scheme of work

Lesson 1:

Great water cycle song and slideshow (students loved this - a great starter!)

Water Cycle animation

Water cycle PowerPoint
Water cycle sheet 1 (student activity)
Water cycle sheet 2 (student activity - you need both!)

Lesson Two:
What causes flooding? (PPT)
Student Grid
Homework
Homework high ability

Lesson Three:
Lesson 3- Effects of flooding disaster reporting (PPT)
Flooding in sheffield movie

Assesment for learning reporting part one
Assessment for learning reporting - part two

Lesson Four:
Impact of 2007 floods in the UK (PPT)
Causes of flooding worksheet
Impact of flooding information

Lesson Five:
How does the UK cope with flooding? (PPT)

Flooding Advice Leaflet (local for Redbridge)

Generic Flooding Advice Leaflet

Lesson Six:
Flood Damage Control (PPT)
Class Activity Sheet
Homework Sheet

Self Assesment and Learning:
Thinking about your learning (for students)
Self Assessment (for students)

Hazards and Preparation Questionnaire:

Questionnaire (Note this can be put online and is easier to record the results to share with students and parents - I used www.esurveyspro.com for this as it is free and results are easy to look at!


www.edu4hazards.org Justin Sharpe 2007-2009

If you have resources you think should go here, you can post them as a reply to this page, although they will need to be online somewhere as uploading onto this page is not possible at this time!

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Comment by Justin Sharpe on October 23, 2011 at 1:21pm

Adding a new curriculum guide for interactive teaching of DRR in Georgia, but could be applied in any classroom for younger students, most of lessons are aimed at grades 5-9 and the aim is for student participation and understanding rather than didactic teaching of curriculum, which is definitely a step forward.  What is most useful from the point of view of our members who teach in varied settings with varied resources is that there is not an over-reliance on expensive resources. Much of the work is exploratory and experiential with an assumed aim of deeper learning, rather than teaching to get through a curriculum. Plesae do download and think about what you might use for your classrooms!

 

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Comment by Sanam Aksha on January 26, 2011 at 6:13am
really useful collection. thanks.
Comment by Rohit Jigyasu on March 16, 2010 at 9:32am
Great Resource Material. Thanks for posting it.
Comment by Justin Sharpe on March 8, 2010 at 1:10pm
Edu4hazards.org now has a live seismograph feed which updates via a screen grab every 30 seconds. If there is a large enough earthquake occurring world wide or a smaller one closer to the UK it will pick it up! This is a good tool to use in the classroom for learning about earthquake waves. I saw the 2008 earthquake in China as it occurred and grouped students together to watch. I could tell how large the quake was and discussed this with students. Understanding the science behind hazard events is very important and tools such as this seismograph are very useful.
Comment by Steve Harris on November 25, 2009 at 10:40am
Many thanks Justin

Kind regards

Steve
Comment by Justin Sharpe on November 24, 2009 at 5:58pm
Thanks Steve. The links should be working but this site doesn't always point to them correctly. You should be able to find working links on my edu4hazards.org site! I got your e-mail earlier and we should keep in touch and see what happens with the project in Lincolnshire. I would be more than happy to help! Cheers! Justin
Comment by Steve Harris on November 24, 2009 at 11:29am
Fantastic resource although some of the links appear not to be working
Comment by Justin Sharpe on September 28, 2009 at 12:01pm
A PDF kit for helping very young children understand about hygiene around flu (including H1N1) with ideas and links as well as what to look out for as an early years teacher or carer. Some useful information.
childtoolkit.pdf
Comment by Justin Sharpe on May 26, 2009 at 12:24pm
And for little ones - Dirty Bertie! Great for Catching, Binning and Killing!

DirtyBertiepdf.pdf
Comment by Justin Sharpe on May 24, 2009 at 7:54am
NEW Resource!

Hand washing posters for schools...Be prepared for battling influenza!

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