Lesson : Disasters: Prevention is Better than Cure


This lesson explores how some tragedies can be avoided if preventative measures are taken. It uses the 2005 Louisiana hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Tsunami,  the Bhopal disaster in India in 1984 and the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 as examples. 
Cross curricular links: Literacy, Geography, History

Learning Activities

  • Paired discussion about accidents the children have experienced
  • Making an assessment of risks around school
  • Discussion:  When is there a need to take risks?
  • Making a safety leaflet