Master of Disaster learning materials
Each learner receives two printed resources:
- The Get Ready Guide for classroom instruction and activities
- The Home Emergency Plan to take home and complete with their household
The Get Ready Guide (PDF, 9.7MB) is a learning guide divided into 3 parts.
Part 1 introduces the top 10 hazards in B.C., including wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. It also includes an introduction to Indigenous traditional knowledge. This section ends with learners identifying and ranking the hazards in their local community and across the province. Using the disaster catcher game, learners can quiz each other and test their knowledge.
Part 2 outlines how to build a home emergency kit and a grab-and-go bag. Using the grab-and-go game, learners can work as a group and decide what to include in their grab-and-go bag. Correct items are placed on a poster to create an informational diagram.
Part 3 prepares students to create a home emergency plan with the adults they live with. Learners explore the importance of selecting emergency meeting places and emergency contacts. Learners will understand which sources of information are reliable and easy to access during an emergency. The section ends with a poster activity, where learners can summarize their home emergency plan on a single page to mount on the fridge at home. Part 3 includes a complete fill-in-the-blanks home emergency plan to begin working on and to complete at home.
The Home Emergency Plan (PDF, 20.9 MB) is designed to be completed at home between students and the adults they live with. Learners complete the first page using what they learned throughout the program. The rest of the fill-in-the-blanks document is divided into two parts.
Part 1 encourages households to document information that might be important during an emergency. This includes school and workplace details, emergency contacts and medical information. This section also asks households to consider where they will find reliable information during an emergency.
Part 2 invites households to build a home emergency kit as well as grab-and-go bags for each person. This plan also asks households to select emergency meeting places both near their home and further away. The home emergency plan is meant to be kept at home, with the household’s emergency kit.
If you're teaching kindergarten to grade 4, consider the Emergency Preparedness Squad learning modules. The curriculum-linked content helps students become emergency preparedness superheroes and to make sure their families are ready when disaster strikes.
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