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!

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
Hazards vs Disasters!(lesson plan)

Media Resources for this lesson:

Disasters vs Hazards PowerPoint

Disasters movie file

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!

New for 2010: 'Geography NOT in the News' - a PowerPoint on Hunza River Disaster. Can your classes solve the problem?


www.edu4hazards.org Justin Sharpe 2007-2010