UNO-CHART: Risk Literacy Curriculum and Preparing for Storms in Louisiana (2nd Edition) Curriculum

The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (UNO-CHART) is excited to share its newly completed Risk Literacy curriculum, “Preparing for Storms in Louisiana, 2nd Edition.” The second edition is an update to the first edition based on feedback from adult education providers. The curriculum was designed in Plain Language to teach the concepts of risk as subject matter in literacy programs, as well as teach literacy through risk education. The curriculum has multiple parts, including a student manual, facilitator’s guide, take home guide, and flashcards.

We are reaching out to you because you requested Risk Literacy materials for your group or agency, and we have a limited number of hard copies available to disseminate. The materials are also available on the web.

Here is a description and web link for each of the products:

Student Manual
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/36
The student manual is the core of the curriculum, and includes five chapters on how to prepare for storms, including information on hurricanes, preparation, evacuation, returning and protection.

Facilitator’s Guide
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/37
The facilitator’s guide can be used to teach the material in the student manual and take home guide, and includes 14 lesson plans with reading comprehension strategies.

Take Home Guide (English)
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/34
The take home guide is for student use in class as well as at home, so the students can study, review concepts and work on assignments.

Take Home Guide (English/Spanish)
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/35
The take home guide is for student use in class as well as at home, so the students can study, review concepts and work on assignments. The English/Spanish version includes both English and Spanish.

Flashcards
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/33
There flashcards are in Spanish on one side and in English on the other. They contain supplemental information on preparing for storms.

Please respond if you would like to request hard copies, or if you have any questions about the curriculum.

Thank you!

Tara Lambeth
Research Assistant
Center for Hazards Assessment,
Response and Technology
(UNO-CHART)
106 Milneburg Hall
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Office: 504.280.6071
Fax: 504.280.4023
http://www.uno.edu/chart
http://www.floodhelp.uno.edu

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