In 2011 a brilliant group of 10 – 12-year-old students and their teachers from Ringwood North Primary in Melbourne Australia developed a challenge to help Christchurch, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia recover from a series of natural disasters. The solutions identified and implemented by the students demonstrate how everyone can make a positive difference in people’s lives while learning.
With the recent disaster of Hurricane Harvey devastating communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States, the challenge of “Help a community recover from a disaster.” developed by the students of Ringwood North Primary provides a model for how schools can learn, reach out, and help. Learn more about the original challenge and then take action and make a difference to help the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Big Idea: Resilience
Essential Question: How do communities recover from disasters
Challenge: help a community recover from a disaster
Sample Guiding Questions:
Sample Guiding Activities:
Synthesize – what did we learn? What is the best way we can help?
Solution Development – Put your learning into positive action by creating actionable and informed solutions
Develop action plans and Implement the solutions
Evaluation – What did we learn, how can we change things?