This guide was developed within the framework of the 'Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction amongst Vulnerable Communities and Institutions in South Caucasus' project and is intended to help teachers provide students and their families with valuable information about natural hazards, disasters and reduction of the associated risks. It is aimed to be used by the head teachers teaching grades V-IX of secondary schools of Georgia.
The guide covers the following topics: (i) the role the education system in disaster risk reduction, (ii) the methodical instructions necessary for proper usage of the guide, (iii) interactive teaching methods, and (iv) sixteen thematic modules which is intended to provide schoolchildren an opportunity to improve their knowledge. This guide is aimed at helping students to develop a sustainable behavioral culture and the life-skills required to prevent natural hazards from turning into disasters and to better protect themselves in case of such an event.
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