Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Guidance for Schools and Activity Guide
This document is a resource for school administrators and teachers to serve as a basis for policy development. An accompanying Activity Guide serves as a resource for classroom activities and awareness-raising for students and communities.
This booklet offers suggestions for a range of classroom and community activities to teach elementary school students (Kindergarten through 6th grade) about natural and man-made hazards, how to protect oneself and respond to them, and how to help reduce their impact and prevent them from becoming community disasters. This booklet is intended as a companion to the Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Guidance for Schools (IFC, 2010) and to complement school and community safety planning for all disasters and emergencies. Both the handbook and this booklet aim to develop a culture of safety both at school and throughout the wider community by actively engaging school administrators, teachers, students, parents and neighbors in assessing risks, taking risk reduction measures, and learning response skills.