Use these helpful resources to teach students all about different emergencies and how to be prepared.

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Play this severe weather preparedness adventure.

Read these downloadable emergency stories suitable for all levels. They are available in English and te reo Māori.

earthquake-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 303 KB
earthquake-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 489 KB
flood-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 316 KB
flood-story-mi-feb18.pdf pdf 557 KB
non-natural-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 68 KB
storm-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 240 KB
storm-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 587 KB
tsunami-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 318 KB
tsunami-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 568 KB
volcano-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 300 KB
volcano-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 486 KB
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Read these books relating to emergencies from the Ministry of Education. The books give a structured approach for teaching science concepts. They help teachers build students' understandings from simple to more complex scientific ideas.

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Use these assessment resources on emergency events for students working in level 1-5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Use these assessment resources on floods for students working in level 1-5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Use this assessment resource on tsunami for students working in level 1-5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Use this assessment resource on storms for students working in level 1-5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Use this assessment resource on landslides for students working in level 1-5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

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The School Journal supports students in years 4−8 to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the reading demands of all the curriculum areas.

“A Bit of a Bang” by David Hill. School Journal, Part 4, No. 3, 2004
“The Race” by Rose Quilter. School Journal, Part 3, No. 1, 2011
“The Strength of Roots” by Marisa Maepu. School Journal, Level 4, March 2012
“Flood” by Sonny Mulheron. School Journal Part 2, No. 2, 2004
“The Matata Flood: Ethan Beach's Story” by Adrian Muller. School Journal, Part 4, No. 1, 2007
“Severe Weather” by Sarah Wilcox. School Journal Story Library, No. 1, 2012

Play this disaster simulation game to help citizens survive various disasters.