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Senior High School Core Subject: Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction

Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction is one of the core subjects under the senior high school curriculum. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Basic concept of disaster and disaster risk
  • Exposure and vulnerability
  • Basic concept of hazards
  • Earthquake hazards
  • Volcano hazards
  • Other related geological hazards
  • Hydrometeorological hazards
  • Fire hazards
  • Concept of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM)
  • What to expect between the state and the citizens

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Identifying areas/locations exposed to hazards
  • Analyzing disaster from the different perspectives
  • Interpreting hazard maps
  • Applying precautionary measures before, during, and after a disaster
  • Developing a community preparedness plan
  • Following emergency and evacuation plans
  • Recognizing signs of impending hazards

These examples only cover the scope of the core subjects. For the scope of the contextualized and specialized subjects, please refer to their respective lists.

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