Learning Outcomes

- Students will learn what municipalities and authorities are doing to make their cities more resilient to flooding.
- Students will learn the importance of flood risk management planning for their schools.

Length of Activity: 1 – 1.5 hour
Grade Level: 5 – 12

Materials List
Internet Enabled Device
Assessment Rubric
Flood:ED Backgrounder

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Preparing for Flood Resilience


Step 1

Divide the class into groups and assign one of the following case studies to each group for review. (30 - 45 minutes)

Step 2

After reading the articles, discuss in groups (30 - 45 minutes)

  • Identify and share with the class the steps identified in the flood risk management plan of the case study you reviewed.
  • After all groups have presented the steps identified, together as a class map the common steps included in the three examples presented.
  • Does your school have a flood risk management plan? If not, do you think your school should have a flood risk management plan – why or why not?
  • Do you have enough information to answer the question above? If not, what may help in answering the question above? Who could you contact for more information?