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Teaching resource: Building an earthquake ready future

Using the Stanford design process, teach students to create resilient communities that can deal with the effects of earthquakes when they happen – both social and structural.

  • Education type Education resource
  • Suitable for Ages 7–13 (Curriculum Levels 1–4)

This resource gives your students tools to:

  • explore previous earthquakes around the world and the destruction they have caused both socially and structurally
  • empathise with survivors of these earthquakes, and try to understand what they might need to secure their future
  • ideate solutions to some of these problems
  • create, prototype, and test these solutions
  • present their solutions to the group and talk about the process they went through.

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