Posts Tagged ‘American Red Cross’

Red Cross History and Emergency Preparedness

March 27th, 2014


It’s Thursday, March 27, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


American Red Cross


Age Range: 8-adult (Grades 2 and up, with parental supervision)


March is Red Cross Month. Dedicated to humanitarian service, this portion of the larger American Red Cross website provides an in-depth look at the history of the Red Cross.

Using the sidebar navigation, explore the following areas of interest through text and images:

  • Our History
  • Founder Clara Barton
  • Our Federal Charter
  • Red Cross in American History
  • The Global Red Cross Network
  • Significant Dates in History
When you are finished learning about the history of the Red Cross, select the American Red Cross logo in the upper right corner of the website, then scroll to the bottom of the home page. There you will find the heading “Plan and Prepare”. Once in this section of the website, visitors will find a plethora of information about planning and preparing for emergencies and disasters. In the “Prepare Your Home and Family” section there are links to Disney’s Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book that can be viewed online or printed out. There are also sections with helpful printables available for things such as:
  • Get a Kit – how to prepare an emergency preparedness kit
  • Make a Plan – includes an editable, printable family disaster plan template
  • People with Disabilities – downloadable guide for Preparing for Disaster for People with Special Needs
  • Seniors – downloadable guide for Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors
  • Pets – download the Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist
  • Prevent Home Fires – includes printouts for Fire Prevention & Safety Checklist, install and maintain smoke alarms, and Fire Escape Planning.

And for even more discovery, choose “Tools and Resources” from the side bar menu and find more information and printable checklists for all kinds of emergencies available in a variety of languages. Before you leave the website, be sure to check out the interactive module “Be Red Cross Ready” which includes pictures, audio and video content and a clever Prepare 4 Game.

Visiting these sections of this website just touches the iceberg of information and training available from the American Red Cross.

Virtual Field Trip to Clara Barton’s Home

January 28th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Friday, January 28, 2011 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2-4 and 5-12)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website, sponsored by the National Park Service, where you can take a virtual field trip to the home of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. This one-of-a-kind home served as national headquarters for the American Red Cross and a warehouse for relief supplies.

When you get to the site, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “House Tour.” A new page opens where you can explore the home through an extensive photo gallery accompanied by text that provides historical background on Barton’s life and work, as well as information on the significance of the artifacts in the home.

BONUS! The Clara Barton Interactive Experience!

This is a Flash production with sound that includes a tour of the home and the history of the American Red Cross. You’ll even hear the “voice of Clara Barton describing the house in her own words.”

It also provides educational activities for students divided into two grade levels from 2-4 and 5 and up. Each one has nine activities with quizzes. Finish the activities and print out a personalized certificate. Follow the instructions to mail your certificate to the NPS and receive a Junior Ranger award.

NOTE:  The first time you access the program, there will be a brief delay while the program loads. If you are using a dial-up connection, you may experience slow loading or difficulty in running the program. 



Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling