Established in 2004, September is National Preparedness Month. The US observance reminds families to plan for emergencies. Resources included help students assist their families' preparedness in case of an emergency.
Students identify heroes in their own communities during the coronavirus.
How are people helping others? What is being done to prevent the spread of the virus? What are students doing to prevent the spread of the virus? How has school changed due to the virus?
Students are encouraged to submit stories, art and films to the MY HERO Coronavirus Multimedia contest.
Students read the following Disaster Hero Stories and consider the discussion questions and activities.
Welles, Crowther, known as The Man in the Red Bandanna, saved 18 people in the 9/11 Twin Towers attack.
2. Have you or someone you know ever experienced a disaster? Share that story with MY HERO.
Students of all ages will be better equipped to handle emergencies and disasters. Students will be encouraged to work with their families in order to be prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency.
It is important for students to talk with their families about what to do in the event of disaster. Included below are resources to help teach students to be prepared. The national public awareness campaign Ready.gov works to educate Americans on preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters. This website is a great disaster preparedness resource for those in any country to use at school and home.
Teachers: Here is curriculum appropriate for all grade levels, available from Ready.gov.
First Step: Be Informed
Second Step: Create a Family Evacuation Plan
During disasters, cell phone reception may not be reliable. Students should talk with their families and create a family communication plan. The forms below will help students create the plan.
Third Step: Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit
Video From FEMA for Kids
Disaster Preparedness Games-Elementary and Middle School Students
Get ready for some serious adventure. Step into the heart of the action as you help the heroes face everything from home fires to earthquakes. What should they do?
You're on a mission. Go though different locations with Gayle and her friends to find what you need for an emergency kit. Will you pick the correct items? Have fun and build a checklist along the way.
Great Resources for Elementary-Age Students
Stay Safe and Healthy During Coronavirus
Coach West helps youth navigate through the emotional fallout of COVID-19 with helpful tips
Middle School and High School Students from Iran Honor Coronavirus Heroes Through Original Film, Artwork, and Stories
Coronavirus Essay Contest Winners and MY HERO's Ongoing Coronavirus Multimedia Contest
The National Preparedness Month lesson plan was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.
Related Pages and Resources
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Organizer created on 7/30/2019 3:04:51 PM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 9/1/2021 12:22:31 PM by Laura Nietzer