Teaching Guide & Lesson Plans

An illustration of a tsunami

 

The Teaching Guide (PDF, 1.8MB) includes Lesson Plans for each part of the program, useful information and resources on the top 10 hazards in B.C. (see Appendix 1) and a list of key terms to know (see Appendix 2). Each Lesson Plan is also available as a separate document and described below.

Lesson Plan for Part 1: Top 10 Hazards in B.C.

The Lesson Plan for Part 1: Top 10 Hazards in B.C. (PDF, 175KB) outlines how to help learners achiever three learning outcomes:

  1. Identifying the hazards their community may face
  2. Linking specific hazards to their warning signs
  3. Identifying ways in which they can prepare for and respond to specific hazards

This Lesson Plan also includes suggested activities to support student learning and explains how this lesson aligns with provincial curriculum.

AttentionBefore teaching Part 1, be sure to download, edit and print Letter Home 1: Program Notice (.doc, 126KB). Send students home with this letter to inform parents and guardians about the subject matter you’ll be delivering in class.

Lesson Plan for Part 2: Gathering Supplies & Making a Plan

The Lesson Plan for Part 2: Gathering Supplies and Making a Plan (PDF,  229KB) outlines how to help learners achiever six learning outcomes:

  1. Listing the components of a home emergency kit
  2. Differentiating between a home emergency kit and a grab-and-go bag
  3. Listing the information included in a home emergency plan
  4. Identifying emergency plan considerations unique to their household
  5. Differentiating between an emergency meeting place near their home and an emergency meeting place away from their home
  6. Explaining what it means to be prepared for an emergency

This Lesson Plan also defines three core preparedness activities: building an emergency kit, building a grab-and-go bag and creating an emergency plan. It also explains how to incorporate the Home Emergency Plan Household Preparedness Workbook (PDF, 1.2MB) into the lesson, suggests activities to help support student learning, and explains how this lesson aligns with provincial curriculum.

AttentionBefore teaching Part 2, be sure to download, edit and print Letter Home 2: Emergency Plan Introduction (.doc, 108KB). Send students home with this letter to inform parents and guardians about the importance of completing their Home Emergency Plan.

Lesson Plan for Part 3: Working Together & Helping Others

The Lesson Plan for Part 3: Working Together and Helping Others (PDF, 179KB) outlines how to help learners achiever three learning outcomes:

  1. Listing the ways their community is already prepared for emergencies
  2. Identifying the personal strengths they can draw on during an emergency and how these strengths can benefit themselves and others
  3. Identifying vulnerable people who may need extra support during an emergency

This Lesson Plan also defines three core concepts: community strengths, personal strengths and vulnerable people. It also suggests activities to help support student learning and explains how this lesson aligns with provincial curriculum.

AttentionBefore teaching Part 3, be sure to download and print a  Master of Disaster Certificate of Completion (PDF, 123KB) for each student.