Free teaching resources: Disasters and Emergencies

Title Date Size Type

Rio+20: Unpredictable Rain

The PowerPoint and supporting teacher’s notes consider the relationship between climate change, unpredictable rainfall patterns and global drought warnings. It includes case studies from the UK, The Gambia, Senegal and India. Suggested for KS2 and KS3 Citizenship and Geography lessons, and for teaching about Rio+20, the UN conference on Sustainable Development. (Published June 2012).

By ActionAid
10/05/2012 3.85 MB zip

East Africa Drought

KS2-4 PowerPoint exploring the East Africa drought and food crisis. Contains case studies of people living in drought-affected Kenya, links to a live video blog and suggestions for how schools can help. (Published July 2011)

By ActionAid UK
07/07/2011 3.31 MB ppt

PowerDown climate change toolkit (primary)

KS2 - Practical toolkit containing curriculum-linked lesson ideas, activity sheets and photo cards. Learners explore causes and impacts of climate change around the world and how to be part of the solution by reducing energy use. (Published 2008)

By ActionAid
07/03/2011 3.52 MB pdf

PowerDown climate change toolkit (secondary)

KS3 - practical toolkit containing curriculum-linked lesson ideas, activity sheets and photo cards. Learners explore causes and impacts of climate change around the world and how to be part of the solution by reducing energy use. (Published 2008)

By ActionAid
07/03/2011 5.07 MB pdf

Pakistan floods, 2010

KS2-3 PowerPoint and lesson ideas. During August 2010 Pakistan experienced its worst monsoon floods for 80 years. These activities help learners to discover more about Pakistan before exploring the impact of the floods on local communities and some of the long-term solutions. (Published 2010)

By ActionAid
03/03/2011 5.81 MB zip

Case studies: climate heroes

KS2-3 Seven case studies of children affected by climate change around the world, exploring how they're learning to cope with extreme weather events. (Published 2007-2009)

By ActionAid
03/03/2011 1.62 MB zip

Soloman's Climate story:Haiti hurricane

KS2-3 Case study and lesson ideas exploring the impacts of hurricane Noel in Haiti in 2007. (Published 2007, updated 2009)

By ActionAid
03/03/2011 887.6 KB pdf

Haiti earthquake, 2010

KS2-3 PowerPoint and lesson ideas. In early 2010 the Caribbean country of Haiti was rocked by a massive earthquake. These activities help learners to discover more about Haiti before exploring the impact of the earthquake on local communities and how ActionAid is responding. (Published 2010)

By ActionAid
03/03/2011 2.13 MB zip

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