HEART Force Flood Game

This interactive game has students work in three “zone response teams” to solve community challenges that arise during the course of an extreme flooding event by using available individual and community resources.

Context for Use

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

Preceding lessons: 

Potential lessons to follow include: 

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What Students Will Do

  • Evaluate information on flood conditions to appropriately use community resources to respond to a flood in their community by assessing the causes and effects of extreme flooding
  • Design solutions to address flood risk using a system model of a community flood response effort.

Materials

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HEART Force Flood Game Materials
Flood Game Board
Flood Game Emergency Updates
Flood Game Resource Card Guide
Flood Game Resource Cards
Flood Game Response Guidelines

Description

Students will solve the challenges that their community faces during the course of an extreme flooding event by using available individual and community resources. Students work in three “zone response teams” to determine the responses they will take in each round as the flood situation evolves. Students use resource cards to respond to increasing flood severity and to unanticipated challenges that arise.

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