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Adult and Family Education: Reporting an Emergency

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required


Website Example:

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Computer(s), Internet access, projector, speakers and/or headphones

Activity Description

In this activity, students listen to and/or read 16 questions related to emergencies and select appropriate responses.


  1. Review the activity provided at the Example Web Site above.
  2. Teach the vocabulary and associated concepts appropriate for emergencies.
  3. Put the link to this activity on the desktops of each student computer, or if you have your own Web site, link it there.


  1. Review the vocabulary and concepts related to reporting an emergency.
  2. Direct students to the Example Web Site.
  3. Have students do the activity online.
  4. Have students show you their scores when they are finished with the activity.
  5. Review and discuss the answers as a class.

Teacher Tips

Students should have basic computer and Web page navigation skills before conducting this activity.

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  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High


Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information

Basic Communication

  • (2.7) Understand aspects of society and culture
  • (2.5) Use community agencies and services
  • (2.1) Use the telephone and similar communication systems

Basic Communication

  • (3.4) Understand basic safety measures and health risks
  • (4.6) Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • (4.8) Demonstrate effectiveness in working with other people
  • (4.7) Effectively manage workplace resources
  • (4.5) Effectively use common workplace tools and technology
  • (4.4) Understand concepts and materials related to job performance and training
  • (4.3) Understand work-related safety standards and procedures

Basic Communication

  • (5.6) Understand civic responsibilities and activities

Basic Communication

  • (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.