Using a matching game, students explore the different terms used in the world of resiliency planning. This lesson builds understanding and familiarity with the differences between the terms preparedness, mitigation, and resilience.
Context for Use
Understanding of the vocabulary of resilience will benefit students in their understanding of natural hazards throughout the HEART Force Unit. We suggest teaching this lesson to introduce the unit.
- Students will understand the meaning of preparedness, mitigation, and resilience, and be able to distinguish between the terms.
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Activity 1 – Engage (10 minutes) Alien Invasion Warm-Up Activity
In small groups, students will create cartoons to illustrate preparedness, mitigation, and resilience in response to an alien invasion of their town or neighborhood.
Activity 2 – Explore (15 minutes) Vocabulary Game
In the same small groups, students will categorize different actions into the appropriate terminology while playing a vocabulary game.
Activity 3 – Explain (5 minutes) Vocabulary Review
As a class, review the meaning of each term.
Activity 4 – Elaborate & Evaluate (10 minutes) Brainstorm
Students will individually create ideas of how to apply the concepts in their own community.