Louisiana Elementary Schools to Test Natural Disaster Curriculum

November 4, 2014

Teachers at two Pike County, La., elementary schools are going to test new curriculum meant to educate students on natural disasters and how to prepare for them.

WAKA-TV reports the Pike County Extension Office and the county’s emergency management agency developed the curriculum with help from Troy University, the county commission and the Troy city council. The curriculum will be tested this month at two elementary schools and is expected to feature four lessons.

Pike County Extension Coordinator Grant Lyons says students are more likely to understand the severity of natural disasters if they understand the science involved in severe weather events. Lyons says the knowledge will likely help students prepare for natural disasters as well.

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