HEART Force Wildfire Resilience Game

In this interactive game, students work in three “resilience teams” to plan for resilience to wildfire in their community. A wildfire occurs in the game, and students see how their plans and investments affected the resilience of the community. 

Context for Use

This lesson is best used after the wildfire hazard lesson in the HEART Force curricular unit, for students to apply their learning and respond to a hypothetical wildfire in their own community. 

Preceding lessons: 

Potential lessons to follow include: 

Wildfire Resilience Gameboard

The game board for the Wildfire Resilience Game. 

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What Students Will Do

  • Evaluate information on wildfire risk to appropriately use community resources to respond to a wildfire in their community by assessing the causes and effects of a wildfire occurring in their hometown
  • Design solutions to address wildfire impacts using a system model of a community wildfire response effort.

Teaching Materials

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Wildfire Resilience Game Teacher Guide
Wildfire Resilience Game Board
Wildfire Resilience Game Role Nametags
Wildfire Resilience Game Role Descriptions
Wildfire Resilience Game Strategy Lists
Wildfire Resilience Game Strategy Cards
Wildfire Resilience Game Outcomes
Wildfire Resilience Game Student Worksheet - MS
Wildfire Resilience Game Student Worksheet - HS
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