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    In this activity, students select items to include in a home disaster kit in case of emergency and calculate how much food and water they will need to include in a disaster kit for their family.

    By the end of this activity, students should understand:

    • that everyone faces danger from natural disasters
    • that we can help reduce the impact of a disaster by being prepared
    • the contents of a basic emergency kit
    • what sort of items should not be included in an emergency kit and why
    • where to find out information about emergencies and being prepared.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • instructions on what you need and what to do
    • discussion questions
    • extension activities
    • student worksheets.
      Published 9 April 2010 Referencing Hub articles