On-line video or DVD from City of Seattle's Office of Emergency Management
Watch video: This video comes in 14 languages, with more to come. You might want to watch and do activities first in English and then your language if it is available:English, Amharic, Cambodian Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Korean, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya,and Vietnamese.
Teaching Tips and Ideas: A few suggestions for teachers.
Script: This the full script of the video.
DVD: You may contact Tracy Connelly at the city for a free copy of the DVD.
General timeline of video:
00:00- 01:30 Threat of Disaster and Its Impact
01:30-05:55 How to be safe during an earthquake
06:00-08:25 Assemble a disaster supply kit
08:25-10:50 Create a family emergency plan
10:50-12:55 Getting Organized and Ready
Link: The video talks about SNAP: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare. This is a program to get citizens in neighborhoods to organize neighbors to help each other in times of disaster. After you watch the video and do the exercises, why don't you start a SNAP group with your neighbors?
Cloze Activities: With a cloze activity, you listen to and watch the video segment and fill in the missing words from the list. It is best to listen 3 times. First just watch and listen without writing. Second, try to fill in words. Finally, listen a third time to check your answers.
Cloze Exercise 2 (answers): Threat of Disasters and Impacts
Cloze Exercise 3 (answers): How to Be Safe in an Earthquake-Part 1
Cloze Exercise 4 (answers): How to Be Safe in an Earthquake-Part 2
Cloze Exercise 5 (answers): How to Be Safe in an Earthquake-Part 3
Cloze Exercise 6 (answers): How to Be Safe in an Earthquake-Part 4
Cloze Exercise 7 (answers): Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit-Part 1
Cloze Exercise 8 (answers): Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit-Part 2
Cloze Exercise 9 (answers): Family Emergency Plan
Cloze Exercise 10 (answers): Out of Area Contact
Cloze Exercise 11 (answers): Inspect Your Home for Potential Hazards
Cloze Exercise 12 (answers): Get Organized
Cloze Exercise 13 (answers): Organize Your Neighbors
Cloze Exercise 14 (answers): Summary-Part 1
Cloze Exercise 15 (answers): Summary-Part 2
Comprehension Question Worksheets: These are questions about the video segment. Sometimes it is easier to do a close activity first.
Comprehension Question Worksheet 1 (answers): Watching the whole video.
Comprehension Question Worksheet 2 (answers): Threat of Disaster and Impacts
Comprehension Question Worksheet 3 (answers): How to Be Safe in an Earthquake
Comprehension Question Worksheet 4 (answers): Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit
Comprehension Question Worksheet 5 (answers): Family Emergency Plan
Comprehension Question Worksheet 6 (answers): Get Organized
Comprehension Question Worksheet 7 (answers): Summary