Winter journey

As temperatures drop, consider how prepared you would be for a journey in the cold weather.

A traffic jam in the snow.
Lesson plan
Disasters and emergencies, Newsthink

This discussion activity focuses on a journey being disrupted by severe winter weather. It introduces the idea of who might need the most help and what items you could have to ensure you are prepared.


Learning objectives

Learners will:

  • identify the items they should take on a journey in winter
  • consider who might be vulnerable and how they might feel.

Resource overview

1. Class discussion

Imagine taking a journey that is disrupted by extreme winter weather. Consider the items that would help you be prepared.

2. Empathy-building

Consider the people who might be the most vulnerable in this situation, and what would help them.

3. Plenary

Identify the conditions when it would be advisable not to make a winter journey.


This resource was written by P J White of Alt62 and published in November 2017.

The photo of a traffic jam in the snow © Oregon Department of Transportation, used under CC-BY-2.0