What's the Plan, Stan? has suggestions for teaching and learning programmes for students in years 4–8. It focuses on emergency events and the impacts they could have on your community.

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Local and historical impacts

Emergency events can have and have had big impacts on your community. Guide students in exploring natural disasters in New Zealand and the emergency events that are most likely to happen in their area.

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Explaining emergency events

To examine the effects of natural emergency events, students need to have some understanding of how those events occur.

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Let's get ready

Understanding the impacts of an emergency and what to do before, during and after an emergency event can help you get through. Teach students about impacts and preparedness for whānau, schools and communities.

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Resources for teachers

Check out our list of other helpful resources for teaching students about different emergency events and how to be prepared.

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