Effective Education for Disaster Risk Reduction - Learning Matters.
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!
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:
Media Resources for this lesson:
New Orleans - Before the floods of Hurricane Katrina (19mb)
Hazards in the USA (lesson plan)
Hazards on holiday - How to prepare! (lesson plan)
Link to www.edu4hazards.org (website for preparedness for children and youth)
(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!
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!
Filming (lesson plan)
Editing films (lesson plan and instructions!)
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)
Great water cycle song and slideshow (students loved this - a great starter!)
Water cycle PowerPoint
Water cycle sheet 1 (student activity)
Water cycle sheet 2 (student activity - you need both!)
What causes flooding? (PPT)
Homework high ability
Lesson 3- Effects of flooding disaster reporting (PPT)
Flooding in sheffield movie
Assesment for learning reporting part one
Assessment for learning reporting - part two
Impact of 2007 floods in the UK (PPT)
Causes of flooding worksheet
Impact of flooding information
How does the UK cope with flooding? (PPT)
Flooding Advice Leaflet (local for Redbridge)
Generic Flooding Advice Leaflet
Flood Damage Control (PPT)
Class Activity 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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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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