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

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 — and why they happen.

Find ideas and resources about the impacts of emergency events.


Explaining emergency events

To examine the effects of natural emergency events, students need to have some understanding of how those events occur — and why. Find ideas and resources for teaching students about the science of different emergency events.

Find ideas and resources about emergency events.


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 and the individual and family, school, community and government level.

Find ideas and resources about preparedness.


Resources for teachers

Once you've looked at our other ideas and resources, check out our list of other helpful resources for teaching students years 4–8 about different emergency events and how to be prepared.

Find resources about different emergencies and how to be prepared.