Stop Disasters is a collection of disaster simulation games created by the ISDR (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction). As students play the games, they learn about natural disasters and actions that people can take to help protect themselves and others.
FEMA developed three project-based lessons that teach students about emergency preparedness through inquiry-based activities. Students will participate in “Emergency Lingo” to answer “What is a natural disaster/emergency?” and “What impact will a disaster/emergency have on the community?" Students will also work outside of class to develop an emergency plan and 72 hour kits. They will develop a graphic novel to show their understanding of emergency preparedness.
Do YOUR students have what it takes to survive a disaster? Extreme Event game challenges players to work together and solve problems during a fast-paced disaster simulation. This award-winning game builds key skills including critical thinking, coalition-building, prioritizing resources and adapting to change.
This packet contains a game board template, assignment rubric, and directions / suggestions for using this as your culminating task for your unit on severe weather or natural disasters. If you are studying natural disasters and would like to tie in a fun, engaging project to your unit, look no further!I teach 3rd grade but would be completely appropriate for any grade from 3rd - 6th.