Be a Hero! Youth Emergency Preparedness, Grades 6-8   [open pdf - 13MB]

"Welcome to FEMA's 'Be a Hero' curriculum, an empowering educational journey into emergency preparedness! This standards-based, cross-curricular program is designed to provide students in grades 6 through 8 with the knowledge, awareness, and life-saving skills needed to prepare for a variety of emergencies and disasters. By engaging in three project-based lessons, students will gain a personal and meaningful understanding of disaster preparedness by creating solutions for real-world hazards. All inquiry-based activities lead to important learning through independent and collaborative work, research, investigations, discussions, and presentations. By the final lesson, students will become 'heroes' as they develop their own emergency preparedness campaign project. Using communication skills and creativity, they will generate awareness of emergency preparedness among friends, families, and the community at large. Knowledge empowers! We hope this program will help you, your students, and their families feel prepared."

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