Lesson Plan Title : Emergency Preparedness

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)

Overview and Purpose: Spring is typically the time when severe weather is a concern. In this activity, students review their school or community's emergency preparedness plan. They then write their own and share them with their families.

Objective: The student will be able to evaluate an emergency preparedness plan and create one of his own.


Internet access for each student

A copy of the school's or community's emergency preparedness plan for each student


Discuss with the students the types of emergencies that may be experienced in their school or community. These could include severe weather, natural disasters, or threats. Have the students evaluate the school or community's emergency preparedness plan. Ask them to assess if the instructions are clear, all the populations are covered, and all the needs are addressed.

If they believe the plan needs improvements, have them research different options and write a new plan that incorporates that information. They might even write a letter or contact the appropriate officials and request a meeting to discuss their concerns.

Wrap Up:

For homework, have the students develop a plan for their families. Encourage them to review these plans with their parents.