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Quick activities

A selection of starters, filler activities and homework exercises to stimulate students’ interest in a variety of topics to add freshness to your teaching.

Build resilience

When is the best time to think about what to do in a crisis? Reflect, explore and experiment with this collection of crisis situations.

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A man in an emergency response vehicle

999 - beyond the basics

Can you call for an emergency service by texting? What happens if you dial 999 but can't speak? This quiz has the answers and more.

BOSTON APRIL 15 Matt Smith and Zach Mione helped Sydney Corcoran at the scene of the first explosion near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon

A marathon recovery

Horrific injuries change lives in seconds. Explore how a teenager and her mother are responding to practical and emotional challenges of their changed world.

A helicopter

Alfa bravo charlie

Students can learn the alfa bravo charlie style alphabet with this quick activity. It is fun and gives a useful lifetime skill.

Doctors Without Borders staff are seen during a surgery after a US airstrike on MSF hospital in Kunduz Afghanistan on October 03 2015

Attacks on health care

Help young people understand that the protection of humanity in war requires commitment to firm principles and can pose challenging dilemmas. Groups can try out an actual question posed in the training of humanitarian staff and volunteers.

Turkish aid workers give water to Syrian refugees waiting for permission to enter Turkey at Yumurtalik crossing gate near Suruc Turkey Wednesday Sept 24 2014

Barriers to humanity

Explore barriers to humanitarian aid and actions in conflict zones.

Young people during an icebreaker

Emergency bingo

Perfect as a quick classroom activity, use this fun icebreaker to raise awareness of some key aspects of emergencies.