Learning Objectives: In this session, teens will explore the issue of homeland security. They will learn how it relates . . .
In this session, teens will explore the issue of homeland security. They will learn how it relates to crime prevention and discover how young people can play a role in ensuring community safety and security.
Tips to Enhance Session 31:
- NCPC has a variety of free resources about emergency preparedness that you can share with your students. Use Planning for Emergencies: A Family Guide during Step D to help teens learn how to keep themselves and their families safe during a large-scale emergency. You can also share the What Teens Can Do Against Terrorism (PDF) brochure with students during this step.
- Department of Homeland Security: Offers information and research about keeping America safe and secure through a variety of measures.
- The White House, National Security: Includes President George W. Bush’s speeches about terrorism and national security, as well as his strategies for fighting terrorism.
- Terrorism Research Center: Includes a variety of information about terrorism and terrorist groups.
Community Resource People:
- National Guard soldier: Can discuss the necessity of keeping the nation secure and convey information about emergency preparedness during Steps B through D.
Remember to give the CRPs the session materials at least one week before they participate in your class.
Service-Learning Project Ideas:
- Short Project: Students can track natural disasters (such as hurricanes) over the school’s video announcement system and give preparedness tips (such as sandbagging houses, removing debris, stocking up on foodstuffs, etc.).
- Medium-Length Project: Teens can organize a fundraising dinner and donate the proceeds to an organization that provides emergency support.
- Long Project: Students can create an emergency preparedness guide (to distribute to the student body) that includes information about preparing for a natural or unnatural disaster. The guide chould include personal, family, and community plans to help all of these groupsavert further disaster in the event of a large-scale emergency.