*A flood is a natural disaster that occurs when water rises about its normal level or course.
*Floods are caused by heavy rains, tidal waves, tsunamis, cyclones, and cloud bursts.
*The Ganga-Brahmaputra basin is one of the most flood prone areas in the world.
*Floods bring huge losses to life and livelihoods, and they also disturb long-term economic stability.
*We should always be prepared for floods, especially in the monsoon months.
*Familiarise students with various disasters that India is vulnerable to, and the hazard maps that enable them to visualise 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
*Learn 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 floods
*Flood-prone areas in India
*Preparing for floods