For teachers: Cyclone Sidr resource

bangladeshflag As part of my International study visit to Bangladesh, one of my targets was to produce an educational resource. This is now complete.

The resource is based on Cyclone Sidr and is aimed at Key Stage 3, it consists of six lessons and forms a complete case study.


Overview of the lessons.

Lesson Ideas Resources

Rationale- why study this event?

Formation of the Cyclone Sidr.

Cyclone protection in Bangladesh.

PowerPoint with linked video and embedded animation.

Student worksheet about the formation of the cyclone.

2 Causes, Impacts & Responses.

PowerPoint introducing classification task.

Student worksheet-classification task.

3 How quickly will Bangladesh cover?

PowerPoint comparing development statistics of the U.K. and Bangladesh.

Student response worksheet.

4,5,6 Levelled assessment.

Students to produce a PowerPoint storyboard about the cyclone for B.B.C. news 24.

Task worksheet.

Assessment criteria.

Outline PowerPoint.

The lessons and resources can be downloaded here. (Zip 26mb) All resources are authored in PowerPoint and Word 2003.

logo_oxfam If you do utilise the resource, please could you consider donating to the cyclone emergency disaster fund, Bangladesh when I visited was just recovering from the floods of the summer, the cyclone has compacted the problems that the country faced, particularly in rural areas. To put our wealth into context, £150 would build a three bedroom house in Tanguil

Please feel free to provide feedback.

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  1. Anwen Jones
    Posted December 2, 2007 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this Tony – excellent stuff as always. is an useful youtube video too.

    Your expedition to Bangladesh looks amazingly exciting – it looks like you had a fab experience.


  2. Tony_Cassidy
    Posted December 2, 2007 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, I hope they come in useful. I’ll take a look at the video.



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