Do not be panic from this long assignment because it looks complicated but actually its very simple. Its just about 1400 words.
Objective: In this project, you will experience the “realities” of planning for a disaster by
using the computer planning simulation software, Stop Disasters. you will write up a small
report detailing their attempt to plan a community. (Directions for using website are at the end of
1) Go to the following website: http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/ Or http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html
2) Click Play Game
3) Click Launch Game
4) Click Instructions and read them carefully.
5) Click Continue and then Play Game
6) Choose one of the scenarios (for example, the Earthquake Scenario, etc.)
7) Choose Easy Level
8) Then it will tell the student what you need to accomplish:
9) You have a budget of $50,000
10) I would click the Show Risk word, so you can see each parcel’s risk
11) Right below the Show Risk, you will see a SMALL map, click around it. It will allow you to
move around the larger map.
12) For the first few times, play around with the game and try to meet all the objectives. For
example, when you click on an empty space it will give you options. Or when you click on a
parcel that has a building, it will give you options to demolish or upgrade.
13) You are NOT going to be able to protect every house and do not worry if after you finish
the game it states you FAIL. It means you did NOT complete all of the key facts, etc.
14) When you feel comfortable, it is time to play the game for real. So please keep track of the
following (Part 3):
A) What is your strategy before playing the game? What are you going to accomplish first,
B) The disaster will hit…..
C) Click Reports
D) How many people died?
E) Did you spend all your money?
15) Ok, now write up a paragraph on your experiences:
A) What did you do wrong? What would you change?
So this Discussion should be in length:
Strategy Before Game (350 words)
Experiences After Game (350 Words)
Total Discussion = 700 Words