*India is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries.
*Disasters can be natural or human-made.
*Being prepared with contingency plans is a vital part of disaster management.
*Acquaint students with the disasters that India is vulnerable to, and with the hazard maps that enable them to see the natural vulnerabilities in their areas
*Emphasise effects rather than causes (because the geographical reasons behind natural hazards are dealt with in Geography)
*Introduce some key concepts in Disaster Management, in simple terms, to orient learners to disaster-related vocabulary used in analyses and the media
*Introduce the concept of being prepared for disasters through simple do's and don’ts that everyone can follow and spread to families and the community
*Iearn how preparedness leads to reduced vulnerability and possibly reduced impact on lives, livelihoods, and property
*Develop an interest in the subject matter of Disaster Management through interactive individual and group activities so that learners seek to understand disasters further
*Concepts in Disaster Management, with reference to the vulnerability profile of India
*Natural and human-made disasters
*Importance of Disaster Management and role of teachers, students, and the community