FEMA for KIDS http://www.fema.gov/kids/. Link Accessed: 2007-02-14.

Contributor: Lauren Dendis

Keywords: FEMA, emergency, disaster, kids, Department of Homeland Security

Abstract:

Get ready, Get Set… prepare. This website provides a fun and interactive way for children to learn about emergency preparedness and how important it is. Included are a wide array games, stories, quizzes, and other links to materials that help children learn what is considered a disaster and how to be prepared. For example, the button labeled “What’s Happening Now?” presents a map of the United States that lets children click on any state to learn about what kinds of natural disasters can occur in that  state, and the most recent occurrence of a disaster. There is also a link to the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘Ready Kids’ website where kids can take the next step of creating an emergency plan for their family. FEMA for Kids and Ready Kids are creative websites designed for children of all ages. What better way to teach children what they need to be aware of, and what to do in an emergency than through games and activities that the whole family can participate in.  Resources are also available for teachers and parents.

 

Related site: http://www.ready.gov/kids/home.html