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ERIC Number: EJ820076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Teaching Disaster Preparedness in Geographic Education
Fuhrmann, Sven; Stone, Lee D.; Casey, Melinda C.; Curtis, Mary D.; Doyle, Amber L.; Earle, Brian D.; Jones, Douglas D.; Rodriguez, Philip; Schermerhorn, Steven M.
Journal of Geography, v107 n3 p112-120 May 2008
Extreme natural and human-made disasters can affect the lives of thousands of citizens. The only way we can prepare ourselves for such situations is to learn and establish basic survival strategies within our families and communities. This article explores how K-12 teachers could help educating children about disaster preparedness by utilizing existing educational standards and Web portals for disaster education. A set of exemplary lesson plans for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, based on the National Geography Standards, describe how disaster preparedness could be integrated in lesson planning. The lesson plans can be downloaded at "" (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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