WHAT IS DISASTER RESILIENCE EDUCATION?
Disaster resilience education (DRE) is learning about natural hazards in the local environment and ways to keep communities safe from harm before, during and after an emergency or disaster.
Disaster resilient young people:
- Recognise natural hazards in their local environment
- Understand the harmful impacts that natural hazards have on people and places
- Demonstrate strategies for staying safe, seeking help and helping others in an emergency
- Design solutions to local challenges related to hazards and emergencies
- Share their learning, opinions and ideas with local decision-makers
- Participate in actions for recovery following a disaster or other traumatic event.
Our Lessons for Years 7 & 8
We’ve partnered with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience to launch a new unit for Years 7 & 8, however the lessons could also work for Upper Primary: Years 5 & 6. The lessons help kids to develop an understanding of hazards, risks and how to avoid and/or limit the impact of potential disasters.
The key educational objective of these lessons is to develop understanding of hazards, risks, and the mitigation of these to avoid and/or limit the impact of disasters. AIDR aims to foster the growth of resilience in young people to better cope with disasters pre, during, and post the event.
Secondary Education Resources
Introduction To Natural Hazards – Geography
– Years 7 & 8
Harmful Impacts Of National Hazards – Geography
– Years 7 & 8
Positive Impacts Of Natural Hazards – Geog & Science – Years 7 & 8
Local Advice About Hazards – HASS & HPE – Years 7 & 8
Preparing For Natural Hazards – HASS & HPE – Years 7 & 8
Adaptation And Mitigation – STEM – Years 7 & 8
Creative Recovery – Arts, Civics & HPE – Years 7 & 8
With Thanks to Our Partner
The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) develops, maintains and shares knowledge and learning to support a disaster resilient Australia. Building on extensive knowledge and experience in Australia and internationally, we work with government, communities, NGOs, not-for-profits, research organisations, education partners and the private sector to enhance disaster resilience through innovative thinking, professional development and knowledge sharing.
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