Teaching resources

These resources provide a starting point for teaching disaster resilience education (DRE). Use the reference guide as a planning tool to identify significant DRE links in the Australian Curriculum.

Australian Curriculum DRE reference guide (PDF 274KB)


Red Cross resources for parents and teachers

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These Australian Red Cross resources help teachers educate students from preschool to Year 12 about important emergency preparedness and recovery information: Prepare / Recover


Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: for children

Sendai for kidsAn educational resource developed in consultation with children by the Children in a Changing Climate (CCC) coalition (ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision).

English version (PDF 6MB)
Learn more and access versions in other languages


Upper primary/lower secondary

Australian Curriculum learning areas: Geography, Science, Health

Disaster WebQuest (PDF 421KB)

People Get Ready (PDF 1.88MB)
A multi-hazard, culturally inclusive introduction to emergency management
and disaster risk reduction for Australian secondary school students.

Bushfire (PDF 1.9MB)

Climate change (PDF 1.67MB)

Cyclone (PDF 2.25MB)

Drought (PDF 1.59MB)

Earthquake (PDF 1.93MB)

Flood (PDF 2.17MB)

Heatwave (PDF 1.24MB)

Landslide (PDF 1.22MB)

Pandemic (PDF 1.18MB)

Severe storm (PDF 1.68MB)

Tsunami (PDF 1.35MB)

Volcano (PDF 1.67MB)


Li'l Larikkins bushfire series (YouTube)