UNO CHART: Risk Literacy Curriculum

UNO CHART

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, flashcards, and materials for nonreaders. The materials are also available on the web. Although the curriculum was designed with adult education programs in mind, it has also been helpful to senior centers and church groups because it provides easy to follow and fill out directions about preparing for hurricanes, particularly the Take Home Guide.

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

The flashcards are in Spanish on one side and in English on the other. They contain supplemental information on preparing for storms.

 

Nonreader Manual 

http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/46/

The nonreader manual uses the same curriculum as the student manual, but is designed for beginning readers.

 

Nonreader Facilitator’s Guide 

http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/45/

The nonreader facilitator’s guide includes lesson plans and flashcards that coincide with the nonreader manual.

 

Please let me know if you could use any more materials and we can deliver them to you. Tara Lambeth tlambet1@uno.edu

 

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