This lesson uses a matching game to build students' understanding and familiarity with different terms used in the world of resiliency planning.
Context for Use
We suggest teaching this lesson to introduce the unit as it will benefit students in their understanding of natural hazards throughout the entire HEART Force Unit.
What Students Will Do
- Students will understand the meaning of preparedness, mitigation, and resilience, and be able to distinguish between the terms.
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Part 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.
Part 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.
Part 3 – Explain (5 minutes) Vocabulary Review
As a class, review the meaning of each term.
Part 4 – Elaborate & Evaluate (10 minutes) Brainstorm
Students will individually create ideas of how to apply the concepts in their own community.