SS - Disaster Readiness
Introduction
It’s been an unusually stormy year, all over the world. Storms, volcanoes, and earthquakes have hurt many people and destroyed lots of property.  Your local television station thinks your community needs a new, complete Disaster Readiness Guide to help residents plan and prepare to stay safe during natural disasters.  The head meteorologist in charge of the project found a well-qualified editor—your teacher—to make it happen.

Congratulations!  You and your classmates have been chosen to write it!

You’ll be part of a team researching a particular natural disaster.  You’ll learn about how it works, the dangers it poses, and how to stay safe when it happens.  Your team will shape your research into a section for the guide on your natural disaster, and work through the process of making family emergency plans and building supplies kits.  Your editor will combine the work of the different teams into a finished Disaster Readiness Guide to share with other classes, your families, and your community.
 

Process
1. Get your team assignment.

2. Gather your supplies—Research Outline (at the bottom of the page) for your subject and a pencil for taking notes—and claim a computer workstation.
 
3. Go to the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) “Ready” website at FEMA LINK

4. Click on “Build a Kit.”  Read the first three paragraphs.  Brainstorm items you might need in an emergency supplies kit.  List 4 items needed during a natural disaster. 


4th Grade Natural Disasters Link

Tornado (http://www.hasdhawks.org/webpages/phavanko/files/disaster%20readiness%20webquest%20tornadoes%20group%201.pdf)
 
Blizzards (http://www.hasdhawks.org/webpages/phavanko/files/disaster%20readiness%20webquest%20blizzards%20group%202.pdf)

Floods
(http://www.hasdhawks.org/webpages/phavanko/files/disaster%20readiness%20webquest%20floods%20group%203.pdf)

Earthquakes
(http://www.hasdhawks.org/webpages/phavanko/files/disaster%20readiness%20webquest%20wildfires%20group%204.pdf)

Hurricanes (http://www.hasdhawks.org/webpages/phavanko/files/disaster%20readiness%20webquest%20hurricanes%20group%206.pdf)

^^^^^^ LINKS TO EXTRA QUESTIONS THAT COULD FILL YOUR BROCHURE ^^^^


Conclusion
Congratulations!  You have not only educated yourself about natural disasters and how to stay safe during them but also provided a real service to your families and community by sharing your learning through the Disaster Readiness Guide.  Now go home, meet with your family, make an emergency plan, and build your kit!



Process
1. Get your team assignment.

2. Gather your supplies—Research Outline for your subject and a pencil for taking notes—and claim a computer workstation.
Process
1. Get your team assignment.

2. Gather your supplies—Research Outline for your subject and a pencil for taking notes—and claim a computer workstation.
Process
1. Get your team assignment.

2. Gather your supplies—Research Outline for your subject and a pencil for taking notes—and claim a computer workstation.
Process
1. Get your team assignment.

2. Gather your supplies—Research Outline for your subject and a pencil for taking notes—and claim a computer workstation.
Process
1. Get your team assignment.

2. Gather your supplies—Research Outline for your subject and a pencil for taking notes—and claim a computer workstation.
Process
1. Get your team assignment.

2. Gather your supplies—Research Outline for your subject and a pencil for taking notes—and claim a computer workstation.