Goal flag Learning intentions

  • KNOW: How to locate information online about what people can do to reduce the impacts of hazards.
  • UNDERSTAND: The preparation and planning required to reduce hazard impacts and increase resilience.
  • DO: Demonstrate how to find information online that inform the variety of actions and knowledge required to become more disaster resilient.

Success criteria

I can: Identify some important safety steps to prepare for a natural hazard.

We can reduce the impacts of a disaster by preparing and acting; which will increase our disaster resilience.

We all have knowledge and skills that assist us when coping with difficult situations. When combined with the use of available resources, we have the capacity to reduce the impacts of natural hazards.

We can reduce the impacts of a disaster by preparing and acting; which will increase our disaster resilience.

Vocabulary and concept cards: Use this list to develop your understanding of key concepts and vocabulary in this lesson.

If you prefer to answer the quiz questions in your hand writing then you can print and use one of these worksheets:

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Finding information

Explore online resources to learn what you can do to reduce the impacts of  natural hazards in your community. Go to the TasALERT website.

  • Click ‘Get Ready’
  • Pick a hazard that is most likely to impact your area.
  • Identify and share with the class one thing to do before a hazard event occurs.

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Online planning tools

Locate and explore online emergency planning tools and resources for flood or bushfire and then complete the quiz.

Depending on the hazard most likely to impact your area, select bushfire or flood.

Bushfire

  • Go to www.fire.tas.gov.au
  • Click on ‘Publications’ in the left side column
  • Locate the ‘Bushfire Safety’ section
  • Open or download the ‘Bushfire Survival Plan’ PDF booklet
  • Go to the quiz

Flood

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Homework - Write an emergency plan at home

Making a household emergency plan is one of the most important things you can do to increase your disaster resilience. In the previous lessons, you have acquired knowledge and skills that will help you to do this. You have identified the hazards that exist in your area and you have learned where to find important information on emergency planning, preparedness and response. You are now ready to take what you have learned and use it to increase disaster resilience in your household by making an emergency plan. Using one of the plan templates for bushfire or flood have a go at writing a plan with your family.

Your family might already have an emergency plan and that’s okay. You should still complete your plan with your family because it might include things that they have previously overlooked. Your family could end up with a new and improved plan.

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Optional activities

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Exit pass

What are two things you will include in your emergency kit?