*Disasters can be natural as well as man-made, and man-made disasters include rail, road, and air accidents, and disasters caused by weapons of mass destruction.
*Weapons of Mass Destruction include nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, and biological weapons.
*Accidental disasters such as wars or chemical pollution are more destructive than natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, droughts, etc.
*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
*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
*Types of manmade disasters (accidents, nuclear, chemical, biological)
*Concept of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
*Simple do's and don’ts