Disaster Hero: Online Game Teaches Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

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Here’s a great resource for anyone in your organization who has kids (or has a thing for superheroes).  The American College of Emergency Physicians has created the online game Disaster Hero to help kids learn what to do before, during and after disasters, like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes.The game is geared toward first through eighth graders and has different levels based on reading ability. Kids create their own online superhero identities and match wits with cartoon characters in a game-show format. In the process, players learn the basics of preparedness, danger signals, typical effects of common disasters, and how to deal with some common injuries.

Other features include arcade games and puzzles to teach kids about escape routes and avoiding hazards. A search for hidden objects teaches them what to put in their emergency kit, and quizzes make sure they’re paying attention.

Sounds like a winner!

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