Free resource library: Disasters and emergencies

 

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Newsthink_israel_OPT

Age: 10-19

Type: Quick activities

Subjects: Tutor time, PSHE

Learn about the rules of war and how they apply to the conflict in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Newsthink
Woman cools down on a hot day with a bottle of water

Age: 7+

Type: Practical activity

Subjects: Science

Learn how to protect your health during soaring temperatures. Experiment with clothing materials and colours to see how they can help you keep cool.

  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Home learning resources
A fire engine and a British Red Cross emergency vehicle drive through a flooded road.

Age: 7+

Type: Practical activity

Subjects: Science

Learn why climate scientists monitor changing rainfall patterns to prepare for floods. Build your own rain gauge to measure rainfall and monitor changes in the weather in your area.

  • Disasters and emergencies
Bee pollenates flower

Age: 7+

Type: Practical activity

Subjects: Science

Struggling with eco-anxiety? Discover ways to connect with nature. Learn how to immerse yourself in natural surroundings, promote biodiversity and create habitats.

  • Disasters and emergencies
A thermostat in a window during a blazing hot day.

Age: 10-19

Type: Quick activity

Subjects: Geography, Tutor time, PSHE

Learn about the impact of heatwaves – in the UK and around the world – with this Newsthink resource. Explore how extreme heat affects individuals and communities.

  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
A  graphic showing cartoon people and a drawing of a cloud with rain and a lightening bolt and weather together text

Age: 10-16

Type: Teaching resources

Subjects: PSHE, Geography, Tutor time

A toolkit for teachers to help students learn about weather and climate change impact. Equip learners with the skills and knowledge they need to prepare for and cope with extreme weather.

  • Disasters and emergencies
Students returning to school

Age: 5-18

Type:

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Activities to record your journey back to better, to resilience and recovery

  • Kindness
  • Disasters and emergencies
A Red Cross volunteer wears a mask and carries a cardboard box outside a door to a building.

Age: 11-19

Type: Newsthink

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

A range of activities used to inform learners of the facts surrounding Covid-19 and encouraging reflection, critical thinking and positivity

  • Disasters and emergencies
  • Newsthink