Readiness & Response
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About the lesson
*An earthquake is a sudden trembling or shaking movement of the earth's surface or crust.
*Earthquakes are natural phenomena, and are usually caused when rocks underground suddenly break along a fault.
*Earthquakes affect different people in different ways, depending on the area where they live and their socio-economic conditions.
*We can measure the strength of an earthquake in terms of its magnitude and intensity.
*Earthquakes can cause other natural disasters such as landslides, floods, fires, and tsunamis.
*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
*Causes and effects of earthquakes
*Relative disaster vulnerabilities among people
*Earthquakes in India, introduction to seismic zones and related damage
*Scales for measurement of earthquakes
*Preparing for earthquakes