This document shows the Common Core and national professional organization standards satisfied by the lesson and activities in the Global Citizenship Brief “Philippines: Building Back Better.” Access the full brief at http://teachunicef.org/global-citizenship-brief-philippines.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by an earthquake that registered over 7.0 on the Richter scale. It was the most powerful quake to strike the country in nearly 200 years and it resulted in destruction on an unimaginable scale. The epicenter of the quake was just ten miles from the densely populated city of Port-au-Prince.
This page is designed to provide educators and parents with resources related to Haiti and the recent earthquake.
Immerse yourself in the stories of two courageous Filipino boys through rich multimedia and engaging discussion and writing prompts.
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The Philippines survived Super Typhoon Haiyan but faces an uncertain future. Instead of just rebuilding, they're preparing to weather the next storm.
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Through experiential exercises, readings, and videos, students will discover that climate change has a significant impact on real people’s lives, especially children’s. Students will read about and discuss an extreme weather event partially resulting from climate change—2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They will learn about the concept of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the efforts of UNICEF and its partners to identify and assess risk in order to increase resiliency ahead of future disasters. Finally, students will study the DRR plans in their area and determine how well they meet the needs of young people in our new reality influenced by climate change.
Through discussion, reading, and video, students will discover that climate change has a significant impact on real people's lives, especially those of children. Students will read about and discuss an extreme weather event partially resulting from climate change—2013's Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and examine strategies of planning ahead for future disasters and "building back better" after a disaster to increase resiliency. Finally, students will consider disaster risk in their own community and create their own plans for addressing these risks using their school as an example.
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This primer on the Philippines and Super Typhoon Haiyan grounds Educators on the foundational knowledge they will need to purposefully plan and effectively execute lessons that engage, inform, and resonate with their audiences.
Two months after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, schools officially reopened in the Philippines, a positive step towards recovery as families continue piecing their lives back together. © UNICEF video