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KIDS AND TEACHERS
B.C. students need tools to help them develop life skill practices that will ensure their safety during or following an earthquake or other emergency or disaster.
Earthquakes Happen … Are You Ready? is one of those tools. Two learning resources were developed for teachers to educate B.C. students in life safety practices -- one for grades K-7 [PDF] and one for grades 8-12 [PDF].
Although the primary focus is on empowering students to prepare for earthquakes and helping students to connect their learning to home and community, the teaching aids are flexible enough to adapt to all disasters and emergencies.
The teaching aids are complete with instructional plans, scenarios, teacher backgrounders, student worksheets and annotated resources.
Additionally the Tsunami Safe Teacher's Resource [PDF] is also available. The purpose of this resource is to encourage teachers to insert lessons and activities on tsunamis into their curricula for those living in risk areas, and to provide quality materials that support these efforts.
The ultimate objective of this resource is to encourage and support the dissemination of useful and potentially life-saving knowledge about tsunamis among pupils – and among teachers.
Principles to Advance Emergency Management in Schools
The Endorsement of Six Principles to Advance Emergency Management in British Columbia Schools [PDF] outlines six key principles to to help schools be better
Risk Management for Outdoor Program Providers
This handbook is designed primarily for use by managers and instructors of outdoor programs in British Columbia's post-secondary institutions. Its purpose is to provide staff with a risk management resource that will help them conduct operations responsibly and help prevent accidents and injuries during field trips into wilderness and backcountry terrain. Typical post-secondary outdoor programs include those in outdoor recreation, physical education, natural history, and adventure tourism. Click here>> [PDF]