We’ve loved zombies ever since we were kids, so imagine our elation when one of our Edmodo buddies, Mrs. Stauffenecker, offered up a bundle of resources she uses to bring zombies into her classroom. Not literally, of course, but should you choose to use her resources, your students will create a local community preparedness plan that will help them survive a zombie apocalypse!
If you are skeptical about the academic merits of this particular unit, rest easy: Everything aligns with Common Core Standards.
Common Core Resources to prepare for the zombie apocalypse
Before your students create their own preparedness plan, they’re going to need to do a little research. A good place to start is with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Zombie Pandemic Preparedness 101 manual. This is written in an easily-digestible comic book format, so you’re students are sure to devour it (pardon the puns).
Next, you might show them
Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with P. Allen Smith.
To get your students talking, try using Mrs. Stauffenecker’s Power Point presentation. This asks students to think about the nature of fear and teaches them about the different types of zombies they may encounter. To download the presentation, click here.
OK, you’ve read the CDC manual, considered P. Allen Smith’s tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse, and had a discussion about the Power Point presentation. Now you’re ready to go over the specifics of the assignment. To download the rubric, click here.
Good luck and happy zombie apocalypse!