Instructor Materials: Overview of the Map Your Hazards! Module
- Activity 1.A: Students are instructed to take and distribute a natural hazard and risk perception survey to their local, social network (e.g., friends, family, teams, organizations).
- Activity 1.B: Uses a group discussion or "think, pair, share" on vulnerability, hazard and risk (e.g. how would you define hazard, vulnerability and risk). Students will then create hazard, vulnerability and risk maps for their area in PowerPoint.
This unit addresses the following literacy principles: ESLP 1.2, 1.5, 8.1; CSL 7.C; OSL 6.F
Unit 2 Perception of Hazards, Vulnerability and Risk: Analyzing survey data from their social networks
Unit 2 addresses Learning Goal 2: Students will collect and analyze relevant social data on individual and community knowledge, risk perception and preparedness within their local social networks.
- Activity 2.A: In this activity, students examine and analyze a small subset of the survey data, and then the class discusses the survey data.
- Activity 2.B: This activity tasks students with answering questions assigned by the professor using the full set of survey data. Students then pose and answer research questions to be answered with full set of survey data.
This unit addresses the following literacy principle: ESLP 8.8
- Activity 3: Students discuss stakeholders and presenting information to different audiences. They then develop and practice presentations using results from Units 1 and 2 for their specific stakeholder, including making recommendations for developing a more prepared and resilient community.
- Activity 4: This activity tasks students with giving 5–7 minute presentations to the class and (possibly) stakeholders in the community (e.g., general public, local emergency managers, community planners).
This unit addresses the following literacy principles: ESLP 1.1, 8.7, 8.8; ASL 7.4, 7.5
Making the Module Work
To adapt all or part of the Map Your Hazards! module for your classroom, you will also want to read through
- Instructor Stories, which detail how the Map Your Hazards! module was adapted for use at three different institutions, as well as our guide to
- Adapting InTeGrate Modules and Courses for Your Classroom, which outlines how to effectively use InTeGrate modules and courses.