American Red Cross: Masters of Disaster®

The award-winning Masters of Disaster® disaster preparedness curriculum teaches children how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other emergencies. The series is designed to teach youth the importance of preparedness while reducing fear of the unexpected. The goal is to empower youth with the confidence and knowledge to prepare for disasters and help create a culture of preparedness.

Families with children ages 5 – 14 can go through the Family Kit together, which includes 12 topic areas (including Hurricanes). Each topic area contains multiple activity sheets and information.

Family Fun Activity Sheets are available to download and print out, with activities that the whole family can do together at home.

The curricula for educators are divided into three age groups: Grades K – 2; Grades 3 – 5; and Grades 6 – 8. Teachers can access the three Educator’s Kits here.

Additionally, Arizona PBS Station KAET, broadcasting from Arizona State University, has made the series available for families online, with videos and certificates included to make the experience truly interactive.