Friday, March 11, 2011
Earthquake in Japan and Emergency Preparation
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan today, as they experience the devastating effects of the recent earthquake. I cannot even begin to rationalize an event with so much calamity and chaos, but my heart reels every time I watch a news event. We know living like those in Japan, that the Ring Of Fire is a risky place to abide, and we watch and wait with bated breath for the Big One to finally come to our Vancouver home. God is in all of His Story, and so we pray that His presence will be felt by those in Japan, as resources, emergency equipment, and His people are required to help the victims.
John 10:11, 15:13, "I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep... Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Here are some of the Canadian associations and groups, who are giving to the Japanese people in their needs. I know praying and giving is a way we can all be part of God's community.
Here is a list of Earthquake Classroom activity links for you to consider reviewing with your students.
Family Education has some family oriented resources on emergency preparation, in the event of an earthquake, as well as teaching links.
Geology.com has a list of teaching links.
EdGalaxy has some ideas for using resources on their blog.
National Geographic has lesson plans understanding earthquakes, from the Kobe experience.
The Learning Network has some teaching ideas on earthquakes and tsunami, as seen in Japan yesterday.
Free Technology has video footage and further links.
Our HCOS library has Earthquake links and Emergency Preparation links, which will help prepare your students for such an event.
My heart, and prayers are with the people of Japan. We feel your pain.