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 colourful, easy to use learning guide divided into 3 parts:
Part 1 introduces the Top 10 hazards in BC, including wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. It also includes an introduction to Indigenous traditional knowledge about some natural hazards in BC. This section concludes with an invitation for learners to identify unique hazards in their area and rank the most important hazards where they live and across BC. 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. Learners are asked to consider what they might include when gathering their supplies and are then introduced to the main items required to build both. The section concludes with an invitation for learners to list the items they'll include when they create their own Home Emergency Kit and a Grab-and-Go Bag at home. Using the Grab-and-Go Game, learners can work as a group to choose between sets of potential items, deciding which to include in their Grab-and-Go Bag. Correct items are mounted 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. They are also invited to consider which sources of information are reliable and easy to access during an emergency. The section concludes with a poster activity, where learners can summarize their Home Emergency Plan on a single page to mount on the fridge at home. Learners are also provided with 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 as a collaborative effort 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 2 parts:
Part 1 encourages households to document crucial information that may prove useful 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.