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We will rock you

Investigate natural disasters and explore how people can be better prepared to deal with them.

The learning context

Students investigate natural disasters and explore how people can be better prepared to deal with them.

To begin, students could research a range of natural disasters that occur both in New Zealand and across the world, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, thunderstorms, lightning strikes, and extreme wind conditions.

Students could then investigate the readiness of their community to deal with natural disasters and work together to make their school and/or homes better equipped.  Students may decide to:

  • produce an educational video for students in their school outlining earthquake procedures
  • create a school map that highlights evacuation meeting points and display these in all classrooms
  • create pamphlets describing what items should be in family survival kits
  • construct and sell survival kits to families in their local community
  • develop/enhance their school’s survival kit and/ or emergency contact systems.

Enterprising attributes

Key competencies and enterprising attitudes to consider:

  • Generating, identifying, and assessing opportunities
  • Generating and using creative ideas and processes
  • Matching personal goals and capabilities to an undertaking
  • Working with others and in a team
  • Planning and organising
  • Being fair and responsible
  • Monitoring and evaluating
  • Communicating and receiving ideas and information

Published on: 31 Mar 2015